I finally made the leap a couple of weeks ago and quit my job to be home with Oscar. It was something that I'd been wanting to do for awhile, so it felt surreal when it was actually happening. I told myself when I graduated from college that I would only do engineering for 3 to 5 years before switching to something design-related. It's hard to believe I'd been driving to the same building and doing pretty much the same kind of work for almost 10 years.
The last couple of weeks have been nice. It's nice to be able to start dinner early, go grocery shopping during the day, and to finally get my little corner of the office set up so I can work on getting the store back up and running. Life feels less rushed, and I love that I have more time with Oscar. There are challenges of course, and I know there will be good days and bad days, but right now I'm feeling pretty thankful.
May 17, 2011