With our first 3 children, I was a full-time working mom – in the office. I traveled and had a job that worked with my strengths. I truly did love my job.
After having our baby Zeke, I was offered a few freelance opportunities – and with once glance at my baby, I knew what I needed to do. I couldn’t leave my husband with 4 kids while I traveled. I needed to be able to see this little thing that I created. We took a leap of faith and I quit my job of 11 years.
While I still work, it’s now from home, freelance . I make my own schedule and work with a baby in my lap.
While it sounds great (it really is) – there are somethings that the corporate America job gave me – that freelancing can’t replace:
5 Things I Miss About Working in an Office
Our family is blessed that my husband has a good (corporate America) job with great benefits. Before I worked full-time, my husband freelanced while I was the “health insurance bread winner’. Without his benefits, I don’t think freelancing would be an option.
I truly try to live life with no regrets and while I miss these things, I know that I made the right decision.
Since quitting, I’ve only had one morning that I woke up thinking WHAT DID I DO? Then I looked at the clock. It was 10 am. My babies were still sleeping and I didn’t have to be a meeting like I would of been if I was still in the office. In that moment, I knew that I had made the right decision.
Did You Quit Your Job After Having a Baby? Any Regrets?
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