My choice to become a stay at home mum was super easy! In fact there was never a question over whether I would stay home or go back to work. It just happened naturally when Ollie was born, I had to leave my job anyway because we were due to move back to Belfast!
I can’t believe how quickly time as a stay at home mum has flown by. Here we are 9 years since I left work and I can’t imagine what returning to employment will be like! It’s necessary now rather than optional because I need to be financially independent! I feel very fortunate that I’ve had the opportunity to stay at home with my boys for so long! It’s always made sense financially but now with them both in school…
I know we aren’t meant to call staying at home a job… but this is by far the best job I’ve ever had and I’ve learnt lots about responsibility, patience, using my imagination and a ton of other skills that might benefit me when I re-enter the workplace. I’ve loved seeing the boys as much as I have and filling our days with playing, crafts and adventures.
Now with my kids in school, it’s time for me to get my butt into gear regarding my career path. It’s time. What will I do?? Who knows!