Thursday, February 19, 2009

Hello, My Name Is . . . SAHM

First off, I just wanted to thank you all for the support when I posted on the Big Decision last week. This has not been an easy thing to decide upon.

As of today, I have given my notice and am a proud (if scared) Stay At Home Mom (SAHM).

Wow.

I don't think that it's quite sunk in yet and probably won't until I have turned in the company car, computer, printer, sales supplies, etc. Well, and when the paychecks stop coming. That will probably make me realize the full scope of the decision that I've made.

But when it came down to it, when we listed all of the pros and cons, it just seemed in everyone's best interests that I not return to work. The straw that finally broke the camel's back is when they added the state of Alaska to my territory (I only had the northern part of Washington state before). That would have been about 50% travel, and I just couldn't do that to my son, my family, myself.

So, join me, won't you, as our lives change once again in a pretty dramatic fashion.

Wow.

16 comments:

Gibson Twins said...

I think you made a very good choice. One that will be well worth the sacrifices.

Plus, seriously, you can stay in your pjs all day long if you want (not that, you know, I ever do that lol).

Mel said...

I am so glad you had the option to make this decision and that you felt like it was the right one for your family. Congratulations on your new life, you are going to make a wonderful SAHM.
*hugs*

Amy said...

Katie,

I am so glad that you decided to stay at home with your sweet Will. He deserves all that you are, it will make him all that he can be.

I know that it was not easy, but well worth it to see your little man grow and change. Everyday is a milestone! Enjoy every moment, they grow and change so fast.

Amy

Laura said...

YAY YOU! Many congratulations, and good luck (though you won't need it!).

Geohde said...

This is something I wish I could do. But unfortunately, I continue to suck at juggling both.

xx

J

alison said...

But Alaska seems so... cold and fun to visit! ;o) Kidding. I think you made a great choice for all the right reasons. Lots of luck as you begin this new journey and maintain what you've already started with sweet Will. All the best! xoxo

Road Blocks and Roller Coasters said...

Good for you! Best of luck with your new venture into SAHM-hood! :)

Joy said...

WOW! What a leap of faith. I don't think you can regret it. Money may be tight but Will will NOT notice. He'll just be so happy to have his Mommy with him everyday. That is more important than all the things money can buy!

YAY!!! There's some sense of relief with having a decision made, I'm sure! And being scared is understandable. You'll be GREAT!

WISHING...HOPING...and PRAYING said...

good luck to you. i made the same decision awhile back and was SUPER nervous. although we definitely had to adjust our lifestyle...it is worth it not to put my kids in day care. you only get this time once! i hate having some debt, but hey i figure i am just like the rest of america!!!

JACQUELYN said...

I think that is a great decision! This means more pics of your adorable baby!

J

Kathy said...

I am proud of you Katie! :) I am sure it is scary and exciting at the same time. I understand what a difficult decision it must have been for you. Being a SAHM myself, I certainly agree that you chose a wonderful option to be home to care for your son.

You and your family will be in my thoughts and prayers as you adjust to your new FT vocation. The pay may not be great, okay non-existant, but the benefits are awesome! :)

And as one of your other commenters said, it is nice to not always have to get up early and get dressed to look good for work. And I am typing this while eating my breakfast in my PJs. ;)

Tracy said...

I'm so glad. I think you'll really enjoy it...

Tracy said...

Oh, and I should add, I know that Will enjoy it immensely as well. :)

K @ ourboxofrain said...

Congrats! As I've said before, I'd do it in a heartbeat if I could.

Amanda said...

I'm know this was a very difficult decision to make. I'm sure that you've decided what is best for you and your family.

And like Brianne said, you can stay in your pjs all day long! (and I'll admit that I do it!!!)

Amanda said...

Oh yeah, and in case I forgot to tell you (which I think I did), I tagged you for an award on my blog. :-)