Happy Monday friends!
Did everyone have a good weekend?
We had a very low key weekend. It was the last low key weekend we have before I go back to work. It is hard to believe that my 6 weeks is up this week!
Honestly, I’m a mess thinking about going back to work. If you had told me 6 years ago when we got married that I would want to stay at home with my kids, I would have told you that you were crazy.
I have always been a driven person, and I love working. I always have loved working. From the time I turned 16, I had a job. It empowered me.
Ever since Baby Delight came into our lives, I struggled with what to do about work. I love my job and my patients. In case you don’t know, I’m a dental hygienist. Plus, the fact that I have a terrible time making decisions doesn’t make it any easier. I always tend to second guess myself.
The more I thought about going back to work, the more I grieved… and the more I thought about my patients and my job…the more I grieved.
I spent days praying, talking to family, and seeking counsel from other Godly women.
Last week, I came to a decision- albeit it was a hard one– I am going back to work 2 days a week.
I know I’m going to be a hot mess the day…or first couple weeks… of going back to work.
Although I love my job and my patients, my time with my family and Baby Delight is so important right now. I feel like these are precious times and moments that I don’t want to let slip by me.
It was hard to drop back to part time- mostly from pride. (I have a Master’s degree after all…) But I know that I will not regret spending the extra time with my sweet baby boy. After all, time passes too quickly!
I can’t believe how much he has changed in 1 month!!
Being a full time mom and a part time hygienist is now my role and I’m totally ok with that! Besides… being mom is hard work!
**This post is not intended to say that women should work or should stay at home. This is my personal experience. Every woman is called to do different things and to do what is best for her and her family. Please be respectful in the comments.**