Fast forward almost a year, and here I am with my unperfected elevator speech about what I "do" and days filled with organizing and unpacking boxes from our move last August, cleaning up endless messes, stretching my shoestring budget and spending time refereeing. But, I can honestly say, I have never been happier.
There's something so beautiful about this time. So perfectly imperfect. I am so very content.
But then, there are kind friends who are well intentioned who ask if I am glad that I am now a stay at home mom. The answer is that I'm not sure. This time "doing nothing" but investing in my kids is a wonderful and busy time, but financially, I need to pay off student loans and other debt that we have. I also want to be smart about saving for retirement & investing so that my children aren't saddled with my expenses. Others who have been excited to ask when I will launch a business. Again, not sure. I have thought about it often and researched and prayed. But I don't want to jump into a 100 hour week to make it happen. I can't. My kids are too important.
I don't mind these questions, keep asking. They keep me thinking.
But for now, I am happy and I know it, and it's a part of my journey that I am not eager to skip past. I look forward to a Saturday of clapping my hands and loving on some stomping little feet.