Thursday, July 29, 2010

Candle in the Water...OR...I Am Busy Expressing Myself in Cliches These Days

I burn my candle at both ends,
It will not last the night.
But ah, my foes, and oh, my friends,
It gives a lovely light.

-Edna St. Vincent Millay

Or, as The Funasaurus put it, if I've got one foot in two different pools, I can't swim in either of them.

Thus, via extremely overworked cliche, I am here to tell you I'm quitting my job for a little bit to be a full-time mom. Also maybe to sleep a little bit, but I am trying not to get too far ahead of myself.

I'm excited, even though it's a big leap of faith, and I am not very prone to either leaping or faith-ing. I am just loving this kiddo so much, and I don't feel like I'm ever really getting to give her all the attention and time that I want because I'm always so stressed about work. Also not sleeping. Also I miss seeing The Funasaurus.

The plan is to continue to do some freelance work for my employer so that I can keep up with what's going on, and hopefully rejoin my team a little later down the road. Who knows, but for now I am just ready to hang out with Miss Thang without worrying about what she's up to while I quick try to finish one more email. (At least, work email! Muahahahaha)

T minus two weeks and two days.

8 comments:

Angela Noelle said...

Aw, I think it's great that you'll be able to spend more time with your little lady. Awesome that your company is so willing to work with you on this too. Let the countdown begin :)

Linds said...

Wow! So excited for you! It is great that you will be able to have this time together while she is so little (and hopefully you will catch up on some much-deserved sleep). <3 !!

Cate Subrosa said...

Congratulations, that's fantastic!

Ramblin' Red said...

You know I am all over this with support, right? Because I am!

I totally related to those cliches as well and here I am almost 2 years later at home.

Dave Bennett said...

Hi - Just wandering through the neighborhood. Seeing your blog name, I thought you might get a kick out of this comedy routine sometimes called "Galoshes" or "Bulbous Bouffant." It might seem dumb at first but the best part is toward the end.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_CJsdsItKOw

Cheers!

Michele said...

I'm happy for you that you've got to the place where you can make this decision and feel okay about it. Seems like a good decision to me, since, really, Miss T. will only be a baby once and you can work any ol' time, right? Anyway, sometimes a leap of faith is a huge step forward. Enjoy your new schedule! Looking forward to hearing from you more often (I hope! You're such a good writer.).

Michele said...

Hi Princess! How is your new life journey going? I so appreciate how you came to make the decision to simplify your life and spend more time being Mom to Ms. Thang. It's not like you'll get another chance, right? Hope all is well and that you all are enjoying each other. Let us know what's up when you have a chance. xxoo

thoughtsappear said...

I'm new to your blog, and I think it's totally awesome that you get to stay home with your child. I want to do that when I have children!