Friday, February 27, 2015

And Now I Am a Full-time Mommy...Without the Full-time Job on the Side!

Nearly four years ago, Kelly came by my house with exciting news--he got a good job. Even better? So did I! My first full-time, post-college job with the University of Georgia's Main Library. We both started our new chapters on June 2, 2011. For us, it meant the first tangible step towards being able to get married and build a home and family together.

Today, my chapter is ending. I am writing from my desk for the last time, and boy--the feelings. I can't even articulate all of the emotions I have. I have the best coworkers imaginable. They have been my sounding board, my guidance counselors, my lunch dates, and my cheerleaders.I really could not create better people if I was in charge! And my boss.... Daron Mitchell should be on the cover of magazines, winning awards every week! She is that amazing. You know you are good when your employee's family members are commenting on how good you are. Leaving this job has been the hardest decision I have ever made. And I've faced down some tough stuff.

I am terrified, relieved, apprehensive, exhausted, excited, grateful--just to name a few!

I have had a few good cries and wallowed in my misery a bit, but I know in my heart that being home with my baby girl is THE most important thing right now. I know it is the best life choice I could make for her, and I cannot express how grateful I am that her daddy agrees and is willing to take on the brunt of caring for our family financially. He told me several months ago that he needs my job to be taking care of our babies and our home. It may seem like I am stepping back into the 1950's, but I really agree with him. I know our family is going to benefit in ways in which money cannot compensate. I am thankful that I made such a wise choice in a life partner, and we are blessed to be able to make this choice for our family.

I have prayed and prayed and fretted and prayed some more over this change in my life. I continue to pray and ask for God to open new doors for me and give me the wisdom to recognize them. With a grateful, humble heart, I leave UGA and my work family today looking forward to what the future holds for Kelly, our babies, and me. And from the bottom of my heart, thank you to everyone who has been a part of our journey thus far. 

Friday, January 2, 2015

New Year, New You...Right? Write!

Happy 2015! I am writing this (on a legal pad while lying in bed) about 30 minutes after watching the ball drop.* I rang in the new year wrapped up on the couch with my sick hubby. That is what you do when you have a six year-old, four year-old, and two month-old--but my hair and makeup looked fabulous! It's the little things in 2015. Aha! Just got my yearly mantra nailed down. Now, I am going to snuggle in with my Pinterest account (, specifically my "2014:Ambitions" board. I believe I will just update the title and keep rocking on with that list. I have taken my first step on the path to my resolution to blog more. New years are all about change and new beginnings, and I have BIG plans and hope to share some as I go, but first--beauty sleep.

*I typed the above from my desk at work. Does this count as a second blog post even if it is technically disguised in the first post? I found this pretty little ditty below at I think it's pretty appropriate!