Monday, 29 April 2013

It's done!

For quite some time now, Seth and I knew that I wouldn't be going back to work. In fact, it was always the plan that once we had a baby, I would be a stay at home Mum. Of course, that was the ideal for us but we had to work a few things out (money!) to make sure we would manage it. Even though we knew that I wouldn't be going back, I hadn't actually handed in my notice. I don't know why really. I think it's because, while I was just on maternity leave, it was still MY job and my place of work and in a way I kind of liked that, it felt like I had a foot in both camps.

Last week, I decided to finally bite the bullet. I went into work to meet with my boss. I know I could have just written a letter or sent an email to tell her I wasn't going back, but I didn't want to do that. It seems so impersonal, especially considering the fact that my boss has literally been the most amazing boss ever. She was always so supportive right throughout my pregnancy and she has become a good friend. She knew I was pregnant before my family even did (I had a couple of bleeds early on in the pregnancy and needed some time off work). So, last week, Caleb and I went into work to meet with her. When I told her that I had decided not to come back, she was so lovely about it. She said that she had wondered if I would or not and that she doesn't blame me for wanting to stay with Caleb. After that was done, we went for lunch, along with my other colleague and friend, Kerstin, who is also a great friend.

So, there we go! I am now officially a stay at home Mum. I'm so glad that I had the opportunity to work at such a great place and to make such lovely friends.

This was my building. My office was in the middle of it, overlooking the courtyard.

 But now, I am even more grateful for my new job role. I feel really blessed that we are able to manage on just Seth's income. It is going to be tight and we probably will struggle, but we are both really glad that we have made the decision for me to be with this little one full time. 


  1. Good for you! If you can manage it, I think the rewards for you and Caleb are infinitely worth it and are beyond price. xx

  2. Congratulations! I'm sure your new boss will keep you entertained! :)

  3. That is absolutely brilliant. Wonderful for you and Caleb. xx

  4. How very exciting! That's an awesome new journey, I'm sure you will enjoy it!