Walking out the heavy double doors into the preschool driveway, my heart momentarily leaped into my throat and drew a “OH MY GAWD!” from my lips. I had walked in with two kids and three bags in tow. I was walking out with zero kids and one (empty) bag.
After 3 months of moving to a different state, unpacking boxes, organizing the house, being dragged to kingdom come (aka Home Depot, Ikea, Home Goods, etc…etc…and so forth) to make the house our home…all with the youngest in the family crawling-now-toddling underfoot, I walked away from that building with an interesting blend of guilt/dread/relief/exuberance that I have not felt in a long time.
Both my children are in full time daycare.
I don’t know what to think or feel about this newfound freedom.
It has been a long and interesting journey from full time mom-hood to now having seven hours a day to myself to be whoever I am called to be…to do whatever it is I am called to do. I am free to rediscover this new person I see in the mirror, changed by the upheaval that is a cross-country move and shift from working mom to stay-at-home mom to, well, whoever that lady in said mirror is.
She is a lady I was preparing to meet since August 2017.
*more on this in another post*
And now…here she is.
It’s time to get acquainted with her.
If you are also interested in getting a peek into the process, stop by (this blog) and share in this next leg of my journey of redefining identity and passion in a whole new life paradigm. I’m excited to get the opportunity to share with you again.
Here’s to living a whole new season of learning from and loving life! ❤