Before I had Lincoln I knew that I was going to finish school so that I could receive my Bachelors degree. When the semester started it was decided between John and I that it would be best that I didn’t go back to work and just focused on school and Lincoln for the time being. This was something that I was totally fine with. I knew that I would need as much time as possible to complete my assignments and still be able to spend time with Lincoln.
Since it was such a busy time, I never had the chance to job search for when the semester was over with. So unintentionally, when graduation was over, I sort of took the role as a “stay at home mom”. It’s not that I don’t want to work, or couldn’t find work if I tried. But I really enjoy getting to spend these precious moments with Lincoln while I can. Soon enough he will be walking and talking, and not long after that he will be off to school. Childhood is such a short time in a person’s life and I believe it should be shared with many people.
There are days here and there that I feel useless because I haven’t found a job yet, or to be more honest, actively looked for a job yet. But last night as I was scrolling Pinterest I saw a quote that caught my eye.
“When in doubt, choose the kids. There will be plenty of time later to choose work.” – Anna Quindlen
I believe that this is so true. I have the rest of my life to be caught up in work, but Lincoln will only be little for so long. This quote made me feel a little bit better about those thoughts that I frequently have.
Granted, I know these days it is very hard to be a SAHM because of financial reasons, and I am very lucky that it is something that I can do at the moment. And I give lots of credit to the moms that work and take care of their kids. Someday that will be me, and it will probably be very soon.
So as I said, I didn’t intend to be a stay at home mom before I graduated. But I will enjoy it as long as it lasts.