So as of now I am a full-time stay at home mama and blogger. What up! I am still wrapping up one last project into October, but otherwise I am done with my part-time position at Gull Lake Ministries. I have been at my current position, as an Executive Assistant for 2 1/2 years and clearing out my cubicle was a little bittersweet. I’ve been blessed with an amazing boss, great coworkers, and some incredible friends– thanks to my position, plus I got to do meaningful work at a Christian camp alongside my husband.
But now it is time to move on. I felt these stirrings for a while and have been easing out of my position for over a year. My heart is with my baby girl and we are lucky to have me home with her full-time. Being a mom is a lot of work, of course, so I won’t be bored and the blog is growing and bringing in a small income (so stellar-thank you!), but it is kind of odd not having a “job” job for the first time in a very long time. It’s kind of weird, but kind of awesome!
I have a few “fun” organizing projects around the house that I’ve been putting off that I hope to tackle soon like sorting all of Layla’s baby clothes and gear. It’s in random boxes everywhere. I’ve also bought her clothes ahead in sizes, but I have no idea what in each size I have and what I still need to fill in. So that will be fun and probably involve a spreadsheet cause I’m a nerd like that. Plus my pantry is a true disaster. It is heinous, honestly. There is no rhyme or reason to it and that has got to stop. I may involve a label-maker cause I’m a nerd like that. Otherwise, September is shaping up to be a busy month and I’m looking forward to having less on my plate.
One of the most impactful books I have ever read is The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, one of the basic tenets is effective people know their priorities, organize their lives around those priorities, and then execute their lives based on those “burning yes” priorities. For me, quitting my job is a step in organizing my life around my priorities. Work has definitely been good, but I’m letting that go so I can focus on my BEST things.