I often find myself daydreaming, I’m definitely a daydreamer and always have been. I remember as a child playing what my childhood best friend and I liked to call “Imaginary Games”. They were a series of games that we had going where we pretended to be all sorts of things, wives, mothers, career women, you could’ve called the games “Soap operas” because they sure were dramatic enough! As I got older, I began to write, I wrote music and short stories, I recorded myself on radio broadcasts, I painted and I tried portrait drawing. I tried every artistic avenue I could think of to express myself and all the thoughts and images I had in my head. I still daydream, I sit and work and think of what projects I can start, I don’t currently have anything on the go and that drives me crazy, I want to frame our spare room downstairs in and put a murphy bed in, I want to build the kids a treehouse in the willow trees at the end of our yard, I want to build seven wood lockers in our mudroom…and the list goes on. There are other things I daydream about too though! I think about my blog and what you all would be interested in reading about, I wonder about health-related issues like the brain and how it works, then that leads to me reading about it, I think maybe I shouldn’t be in finances, maybe I should be an ultrasound tech….and that list goes on. Literally about thousands of things during the day, the categories and lists are never-ending, and if I get bored with one topic of daydreaming, I purposefully search my brain for a new one.
Get to the point, stay at home mom
None of this is directly related to what I’m writing about today though 😉 As some of you may know, I am about to start a new chapter in my life, the chapter of my career is ending this Friday (see my previous post “To be or not to be”……) and I will become a Stay at home Mom! I am a little nervous, I feel exactly like the title of this post, “which book am I in” again??? I’m feeling a little lost in how to define my role in our household as a stay at home mom. I’ll still be bringing in some income so I have that covered, but will I ever get any breaks? I’m a little worried I’ll go stir crazy, I was one of the last of my small circle of friends to have a baby, so I’m one of two of us with a kid at home still i.e. a kid, not in full-time school, and the other one of us is a 45 minute drive from me. My little miss Psychopath is two and a half years old currently. If any stay at home moms are reading this, mother to mother, I’d love a rundown of your average day! I was once a stay at home mom when my first child was born, but it was a different time for me, I hadn’t yet established my career, and I didn’t have older kids to drop off at school and pick up and drop off at dance and pick up and drop off at….ok you get it. I’ve never gotten a job and not known how to do it before, this seems like it’s going to be a fly by the seat of my pants job and well, I’m a financial planner, enough said! I’m up for suggestions and ideas! What are the downsides and benefits of this, besides the clearly awesome benefit of Bailey’s in my coffee on Monday’s!!! Maybe that’s a little inappropriate? Oh well, I’m new to this job so maybe I can get away with just a tiny bit more at the start?
In case you missed it, this is why I left my career to stay at home