I’m coming up on my one year anniversary of becoming a stay at home mom. For the most part, it has been an incredible experience, but not one without some serious lessons.
What doesn’t, amirite?
The biggest lesson has been to be more humble, and it’s hit me in a variety of ways.
One of the big things about becoming a stay at home mom that caused me a lot of anxiety and tears shed was leaving a job that I absolutely loved, a curriculum that I lived and breathed, a school group that was an extension of my body and my heart, and a profession that made up a huge part of my identity. Who was I if I was not the 9th grade English teacher who sometimes struck fear in the hearts of 9th graders yet elicited eye rolls and hidden chuckles with my rewritten rap songs, classroom renditions, and corny jokes?
I was a teacher- a goofy, strict, pain in the ass, obnoxiously loud, loving, hardworking, good at what I did teacher. And I walked away from it. It still makes me tear up and makes my heart ache…
Not as much as not being with my two toddler girls would because…
I am also a mom.
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