I was going to be a marine biologist. Then it was teacher. Then doctor. Somewhere in there, I was absolutely convinced that i was going to be the first woman president. No, really, I was. My Daddy always told me that I could be anything that I wanted to be, and I believed him. Still kinda do.
So, I've been thinking lately how I never imagined myself being a stay at home mom. I always knew that I would have kids and that being a mom would be super important to me. But because I saw my mom do it all (have a full time teaching job, while my dad traveled a ton) AND manage to raise 2 kids pretty darn well, I always thought I'd follow in her footsteps.
Then, I became a teacher. I loved being a teacher, but I worked like a dog. I always took work home with me, both literally and emotionally. I saw my colleagues literally come in to work in tears after leaving their children at daycares, or even at a family member's house. I began to doubt my plan... maybe I didn't want to do it all.
Fast forward a few years to today. I'm the mom to 2 adorable boys and the wife to a truly wonderful husband. I am the stay at home mom that I never thought I would be, and I plan on being home with my kids at least for the next few years. Most days, it is exactly what I want to be doing with my life. Are there days that I would love to be leaving for work? Sure. Are there moments when I question my sanity for getting myself into all of this? Absolutely. But I chose this life. And it's turned out to be a pretty darn good choice.
Besides, who wouldn't want to look at these adorable faces all day long?