I know we all know the expression time flies, but wow, this year has flown by. I’ve officially been a Stay At Home/Work At Home Mom for a year now. This time last year I was in a state of shock – excited and scared of all that was to come. I really had absolutely no idea what I was getting into.
Looking back, it was the best decision ever. Not only has it allowed me to spend more quality time with my children, but it’s given me a chance to figure some things out about myself. Through this blog and my BabyCenter gig, I’ve had to chance to truly rediscover writing, the type of writing I really enjoy. It’s been beyond fabulous.
As I’m reflecting, I’m also looking forward. I love being home with my children but I don’t always feel like I’m that great at it. I know I’ll be going back to work…the question is when. When Bug goes to kindergarten? When Miss E. goes to kindergarten? When the right opportunity comes along?
And what does work mean? Will I go back to a corporate marketing job like before? Will I try my hand at full-time acting? (doubtful) Will I push forward with my new-found love of video and see if I can turn that into a long-term gig?
There is much about the work world that I miss – the camaraderie, the collaboration, the brainstorming. All the things I missed back in November about working are still true. I’m learning to find other ways to fulfill those needs. I meet up with social media moms for coffee. I chat it up in Facebook groups and on Twitter. I attend local business networking functions. Being in the world of social media I am quite fortunate. I do have colleagues in a way. We just don’t often see each other face to face.
But while I ponder all these questions and potential decisions that I’ll need to contemplate over the next few years, I realize that for now I have to best co-workers I could ever ask for.
I mean, really, can you really disagree with me?