Monday, September 28, 2015
I have thoroughly enjoyed the last 4 months. Maxwell was born the beginning of June and I took the summer off to be with him & Scarlett. I had planned to go back to work but things went differently than planned. There was some question as to where we would be living along with childcare issues that led me to not return. Sometimes things don't go as planned and that's okay with me. Often apprehensive to change, I tend to shy away from the unknown. But lately, my urge for adventure and past experience has led me to relax a bit and let things unfold as they will. Trusting God a bit more I suppose. Either way, I enjoyed these first four months of Maxwell's life. I nursed him and rocked him, sang to him and kissed him. We spent days out by the pool, LOTS of walks, visits from friends and family, days away on vacation and days curled up on the couch doing nothing but breastfeeding for him and eating for me. There were days of tears and frustration, as I knew there would be, and days of utter joy. I also took Scarlett out of childcare a couple days a week so that I could enjoy her as well. She will be in Kindergarten next year and I fight back tears thinking that she won't be a toddler much longer. All and all, it's been such a wonderful time in life. Great memories were made.
My younger sister has been visiting me from Massachusetts the last week or so as summer comes to an end. It's been nice since she will be moving away for quite some time. I'm going to miss that girl. This happened once before when she came to stay with us here. My mouse leaves once again. I guess she has chapters to make, too....
It's the last hurrah of these sunny days. I'm surprised that we made it almost through September with little to no cold days! What a great surprise. I am looking forward to Autumn. Last Fall I was sick as a dog with morning, err....all day sickness as I found out I was pregnant with My Maxwell around this time. I hated the smell of EVERYTHING and as soon as I took that test, the thought of coffee made me run to the toilet with a covered mouth. This year I will get to drink those Pumpkin flavored coffees and climb apple trees with Scarlett. I think I will be able to enjoy Fall a little more this year.
I've also decided to take a bit of a career move. I've been in banking/business most of my life. To be honest, it bores the heck out of me. I love new adventures and challenges. I've decided to adjust my banking/business background to real estate. Ty and I bought our first real estate property this past year and after getting our feet wet, we think that it may work out for us. In the state of New York, to be in property management, you need a real estate license. And this is where I come in. How easy it would be to step into the world of real estate with an understanding of the mortgage/lending side already! I start classes in October and I am beyond excited! I mean, it's a little scary and nerve-racking to leave my 4 month old Maxwell for a few days a week, but I know he will be okay and it's only for a short time. I think I can pry myself away from him just long enough to grab my certificate and run. I'm also thankful to have connected with a real estate agent here and I will be jumping into training very soon after getting my license.
I think this career is going to work out perfectly for this season of my life. I will get to work from home if I like, and days when I have a sitter for Maxwell, I can work in the office. Scarlett will stay in preschool 3 days a week. I know it will be a bit of a challenge to juggle motherhood part-time and this new career choice the other half of the time. I've thought it over quite a bit. After careful consideration, I decided that it is the perfect move. I am very motivated and enjoy challenges. It excites me to know that I will be helping people to find homes. What a great time in a person's life. And I get to be part of it. As my children grow, I can become more involved. I'm sure there are other doors that this path will lead to. But for now, I'm happy that I have the opportunity to do this and still be a mother at home with my children part-time. Best of both worlds.