When I began this blog, it was with the intention of documenting my transition from being an employed career woman to full-time stay at home mom. I expected the transition to be hazardous and difficult, the kind of drama noteworthy to sustain a blog and engage my readers.
It’s been over one year since I quit my job and began the journey to domestication. I have a total of eight posts on my blog.
Is that all? Where are the doubtful moments? The days of complete regret? The juicy stories of mental break down?
The truth is, the transition was much easier than I expected.
Sure, I went through moments of “was this really the best decision?” And yes, I’ve kept my therapist’s phone number on speed dial just in case.
But honestly, I love being a stay-at-home mom.
There. I said it.
I. Love. Being. A. Stay. At. Home. Mom.
For those that know me well (especially those who know my historical view of children), this is, frankly, stunning. Even to myself.
But it is the truth, and I’ve come to realize that this is why I’ve struggled to maintain this blog. Because its original purpose, to document my complete and utter failure as an employee and as a mom, has not come to pass.
So the question stands: what do I write about now?
I’ve come to the decision that I’m not going to give up on this blog endeavor. Rather, I am going to allow myself to break free of the “this must be about your stay-at-home misery,” and lay out new expectations.
Jenny’s New Expectations:
- To allow myself to ramble. About anything. And hope that you still care to listen.
- To not feel like I have to write an entire essay each time I post.
- To realize that not everything I write has to be witty or totally interesting.
- To post only when the urge arises (I’m trying not to hear my husband’s voice saying, “But your urges are so few and far between…”)
So there you have it. An outline for the future of this blog. Hopefully you’ll stick around to see what topics might be part of my general ramblings. Who knows, they might be about you.
(Not really, but maybe the threat will keep you tuned in just to make sure your name never comes up.)