After recently becoming a stay at home mom after almost five years as a working mom I am finding myself reflecting more and more on the pressures and judgements I have been putting on myself. When I was working all I wished for was more time at home and the first few weeks of staying home all I could think about was what I was missing about not working. Now I am starting to embrace the possibilities that I longed for just a few short months ago. I have time to try new hobbies, cook real meals for my family and get involved in my daughter’s new school.
I am learning that I am better than I think I am at things, that I have valuable opinions to add to the school commitee I joined a few days ago, and that everything doesn’t have to be perfect the first time around. My family appreciates my efforts.