There are many people that will (and have) made comments about how bad the economy is, don't you think you're making a mistake walking away from a decent paying job, what will you do if you can't find another one, etc... And all I can say is, I refuse to be afraid of the economy. Yes, not having enough money to pay the bills is a very scary thought. However, we have made sure that we are financially secure enough for me to be able to do this. We will have to budget, yes, and in some cases, we will have to do without. But all of the necessaries we will be able to pay for.
There are multiple factors behind the decision. The biggest factor, for me, was the blurring of lines. When work starts to consume your entire life, it's time to look at making a change. When everything at work take priority over everything else in your life, your children's lives, your husband's lives, it's time to look at making a change. When you cannot sleep at night because you are going over every little thing you didn't get done at work and going over every little thing you need to get done, it's time to look at making a change. When you get home from work and are so mentally drained that it takes you hours to unwind from the day, it's time to look at making a change.
So for now, the plan is to take a few months off, work on finishing school, spend time with my little man, take care of the house, work in my garden and to refocus. Refocus on what really matters -- family. Refocus on my life, our lives, us. And if that sounds selfish, so be it. When Robert starts school in the fall, I will more than likely rejoin the workforce. Hopefully on a part-time basis.
Boring post today, hopefully I'll have a better one tomorrow.