Today I began a new chapter in my life. It was my very first official day back to work full-time! I have to admit, it is a huge relief mentally. I love my kids, and I enjoyed my time as a stay-at-home mom, but I feel like I’m just better at working. I’m actually good at my job and that feels good. I guess I was good (AM good) at being a mama, but working is definitely easier. I wanted so much to be a super-mom, but I am exactly where I need to be.
Do you want to know how I know that this is where I am supposed to be? Because I didn’t do anything to earn this job. God literally handed it to me. A friend at church said he was looking for some part-time design work, and without an interview I got the job. The week after we had some bad news, I was offered a full-time position. I didn’t apply for it. I didn’t ask for it. The Lord has been so good to my family in years past, and I’m sitting here trying to figure out what I’ve ever done to deserve such rich blessings.
I really enjoyed reading this post over at Brambles and Honey today. It was a good reminder to slow down and enjoy the now. Since my stay-at-home mom chapter has come to a close, I know I’m going to miss it. I wish I would have enjoyed the little moments a little bit more. Speaking of little moments, Flynn has been sleeping through the night for the past few days!! I have been loving the sleep, but I do miss cuddling with him in the middle of the night and feeding him until he fell back to sleep. Those moments will always be kept in my heart. But, really, SLEEP!!!! It’s been awesome.
So what did I do on my very first official full-time lunch break? I sketched out the beginnings of SEVEN drawings. One for a recently married cousin, one for a lucky giveaway winner, two for some good friends, two for me to keep, and one just because babies are so stinking cute and I couldn’t help myself. I have a feeling most lunch breaks will be spent working on one drawing or another. It makes for a good break from staring at the computer.
PS. I started a Facebook page for the blog.