Wednesday, November 6, 2013

So, I Quit my Corporate Job...

This is my first week as a homemaker, co-owner of Capstone 27 Realty and hopeful substitute teacher.  Most people are very supportive, but there's a few that think I've gone mad. After all, who in their right mind would walk away from a job they have dedicated ten years to, a job that pays well and has stellar benefits? Not many, but I chose to. Here's why:

1. Those books and magazines, they say you can have the best of both worlds. They lie. Who is "they" anyway? When you have a 30 minute commute (one way) and your work day is 9.5 hours long, including lunch, your career defines your entire life.  I just watched several people who had devoted 20+ years to this company retire. When I asked them what they would do, they didn't know because up until that point their entire life revolved around their career which is fine for some, but I want to leave a different legacy rather than: she was a great pricing analyst.

2.  To elaborate on #1, I'm not getting any younger and neither are the kids God so graciously blessed me with.  The babysitter, who we call Mimi still to this day raised them until they started school.  Thank God for her because she spared my sanity knowing she loved my kids as I do.

3. The hubs needs help. Not the kind that I would need a PhD and a couch for, but that of an office manager. Our business is growing and the one man show that he has been for the last few years just isn't cutting it anymore which is a great problem to have!!

Basically, I want to be the wife and mother that God intended for me to be; not this stressed out, worn out, impatient, crazy person I am when I have had a rough day.   And, I want our house to look like it's actually inhabited by humans, not animals!  So, here I go on my new journey...


  1. I echo your sentiments exactly! I read a pretty "spot on" Calvin and Hobbes comic several years ago (seriously, doesn't EVERYone get their world views from the funny pages?) Anyway, the father was hugging Calvin and saying, "Somehow, I don't think that, when Saint Peter asks you if you had any regrets in life, you'll answer 'I wish I had spent more time at the office'."
    Bravo to you!

    1. Thank you! And yes everyone should get their world views from the funny pages!

  2. I wish you all the best at your new job with hubby and stay at home Mom. Good for you! The good thing is, if worse came to worse, you can always go back to the workplace. I salute you.

    1. Thank you! Yes, I can always go back to work but I can never bring back the childhood of my kids. That was the major deciding factor!!


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