I'm grateful for the time I've had with my girls. I am also unfazed by admitting that it is time that I returned to work and carved out a future for us now that we are all ready for it.
I will be contracting with an amazing firm, SystemTec, and working for a company that is so wonderful that it made me say, "I want to be a Duck!" Seriously. I said that. In an interview. It makes sense if you know the company. ;)
If you have the opportunity to stay home when your children are young, I can tell you to embrace every moment and hold tight tight tight. Life was never so terrifying or a moment so laden with responsibility as when I knew I. was. the. home. Now it is time to let go and move forward on a new journey. I am beyond excited, and nervous and grateful for yet another gift that, while given, has also been earned. A good friend told me that it all happens for a reason. I laughed. I cried. I swore a bit, but she was right. It was the right opportunity at the right time.
My thoughts, penned by Neil Gaimon, in Instructions
When you reach the little house, the place your
you will recognize it, although it will seem
much smaller than you remember.
Walk up the path, and through the garden gate
you never saw before but once.
And then go home. Or make a home.