A few months ago (three months to be exact) I made a decision to leave my job as a graphic designer/head of the art department in an ad agency to be a drive about Mom. It was a decision I thought long and hard about. But in the end my children needed me and I took the leap. I do not regret the decision because I am seeing the difference in both my children. They are thriving. Yeah!
It has, however, been a different kind of experience. After being the main bread winner for seven years, it is now odd not even contributing. I can’t wrap my mind around having to ask for money, I haven’t done that since I was 19 and even then I still had my own savings accumulated from summer jobs over the years.
I have also been shocked, appalled even, at me and how indisciplined and structureless I can be. I find that once the children are dealt with, ie played with, fed, entertained driven to schoool and the various therapies I very easily slip into couch potato mode. I have always loved the tube, but GEE this is ridiculous. I thought I would use the new spare time that I have to do some art-painting, drawing, crafting. Start my own at home business… bake some more. Sew!. I have all these ideas and I have realized no zeal to get up and do. Terrible
I realize that it has been only a short while since I have been home and prior to this my life was HECTIC. I was constantly on the go both physically and mentally. No time for anything but work. So I have been consoling myself that maybe I just need to unwind and give my mind and body time to adjust to this new way of life. Maybe it is so.
At least I can be proud that my babes are enjoying the fact that I am a Drive about Mum!