Who will I be?
I left my office job on September 1, 2017 to be a stay-at-home mom. I had a strong desire to be at home and soak up those sweet early childhood moments. As I said goodbye to my coworkers, I vowed to return when my twins went to kindergarten.
My twins left for kindergarten – five years to the day of my work departure.
Since that day, so much has changed both in the world and in me. I became a real estate agent and joined an amazing team of professionals, I managed as a working mom through a global pandemic, and I got the time I wanted to have with my children as “littles” before they went off to “real school.” I did what I set out to do when I left that job five years ago, but I won’t be calling to beg for my job back.
The twins get their new start in kindergarten, and so do I. The public school schedule allows time alone, that I’ve never had before. I’m excited about my new start as well.
This school year, I’m back! With all three kids taking the bus and leaving the house from 8-3:30, I promise to be better than ever. I am better at self-care, a better friend, a better community member, and better in my profession.
Now I sit back and ask myself, who will I be now?
Will I be a calmer mom? A mom who doesn’t have to bring three children to every errand and appointment she has? A mom who can be more present when she is with her children because she was able to have time alone?
Will I get to those house projects and purge the toys no one played with all summer?
Will I get to give back and spend my free time helping the community?
Will I finally meet that friend for lunch?
Will I run freely outside and get in those extra-strength workouts I’ve always promised to do?
Will I continue to grow my business?