Another thing I haven't written about but it's adding to my stress level is that I quit my job! I have 4 days left and am trying to get everything all tidied up and finished for the next person in line. The stress is only on the feeling finished and starting anew which I need to just let go. It's all going to be fine even if I don't finish everything.
This was a really big decision for us but I decided to accept a job for less money but more time with the kids. I'll only work 3 days a week and have 11 weeks off a year (school schedule). This will allow me to travel to see my family and just spend some quality time with my kids. I'll also get back to seeing kids (clients/patients) directly. I'll be working with birth to three year old kids with various disabilities and delays. The services are provided in home through a school program. I'm really excited to be back working directly with the kids and families. Of course I'll miss all my friends at CCS as its been a great 8 year run there. For now I chose time over money, I'm sticking with my motto of money isn't everything and I'll soak up all the extra hugs and love from my kids being home more. They are only little once and these are the only two we will have. I'm so thankful to have this opportunity and be able to make this work. Having a super supportive and loving husband who stood behind me to make this big leap and even pushed me to do it is incredible and I love him every second for it. Onward to the next adventure!
Today it was a simple walk around the block with Callie and her baby, in the baby carrier of course. She's just a doll and wise beyond her tiny 3 years.