I did and it was.
There are days when I second guess myself. I'll meet old co-workers for lunch and hear of their fun stories and trips to resorts that I would have most definitely been on and ask myself, did I really do the right thing?
I've always been career focused. I used to picture myself as a successful business woman who wore pencil skirts and high heels. I would sit at my big desk in my corner office, coffee in hand. I would grab a salad in the company's cafeteria and workout in the onsite gym before heading to my loft apartment downtown. I wasn't going to think about marriage or babies until I was thirty.
Funny, most of those things never happened. I was married at age 22. I own one pencil skirt and I hate wearing heels. My company had neither a cafeteria nor a gym. I only lived downtown for one semester in college. Now I stay home raising my little girl. But I still consider myself career focused. I just have a different career. I'm very proud of my education and my work experience, and feel that both play a big role in my new job. Honestly, staying home is much more demanding than anything I did in the music industry.
I ran across this quote from one of my new favorite mom blogs, Styleberry, that has been very encouraging:
Yes, I technically gave up my dream job, but I'm applying the skills from that job to my new one - event planning, budgeting, etc. and hopefully setting an example of a strong work ethic for my daughter. I'm glad I worked hard for my education and had a career I loved before becoming a mom. I hope Crosbi will do the same.
I traded in the boardroom for bottles and fancy trips for diapers and onesies...
But I have the cutest boss you've ever seen!