It has been a long time coming. I first brought it up to my husband back in January. Then I kept mentioning it, getting a feel for if he could tell I was serious or thought it was just an idea that would pass.
I have been at my current job for 4 years. Each summer for the last 4 summers, hiring someone to be home with my children while I work. Paying too much of my hard earned money out, all so that someone else could spend their summer vacation with them.
Not this year, this year Mom is staying home with them. This past Thursday I put in my resignation at my job. I love what I do for a living, but it isn’t worth it any longer. I want to spend the summer with my children before they are too old and too cool to spend the summer with me.
This has taken a lot of planning. I have a few side jobs (some side hustle) already scheduled to bring in some money during the summer, but it won’t completely make up for the lack of the full time job. Pre-paying for activities to keep us busy during the summer and continually coming up with inexpensive ideas for all of us to enjoy.
I have 3 weeks left at my 9-5. It took a lot of praying, a lot of self-discovery and a lot of communication with my husband to reach the decision that we did. I just know it is the right decision for us and our family. We maybe not be able to do this any other summer, so I am going to fully enjoy this one (while obviously secretly hoping I get more).