Archives for November 2014

Tiny Futures

Well, a lot has changed, and a lot has stayed the same. I’m entering a new phase in my life. It’s scary, all this change, but it’s also exciting. I’m hoping it will mean more time to post here, and to do all the things I’ve promised myself I would do.

To bring you, quickly, up to date: My husband and I are expecting our second child, a son, in April. Our daughter will be almost seven at this point. We expect this age gap to bring both unique benefits and unique challenges, and quite frankly, I’m pretty freaked out. I literally have no idea what to do with a baby. I should probably read a book or something.

In light of my due date being pretty much on Tax Day this year,¬†and due to the fact that I knew I wouldn’t want to go back to work right away after this baby was born, I came to a mutual agreement with my employer to have me replaced before the start of tax season. This evolved to me being replaced, officially, as of November 6th. Thus, I am now unemployed a stay at home mom. And I’m pretty freaked out.

But, this is a good change. I’m going to use the next four to five months to get my house in order, both literally and figuratively. We’ll be making room for a new family member, and I’ll be making room and time for the things that are important to me–the things I’m passionate about, which I’ve pushed to the side far too often for far too long.

My plan is simple: I’m going to continue pursuing balance in my life. I’m going to make creativity a priority, and try to align my daily choices with my goals and values. I’m going to try every day to move my life closer to authenticity. And my hope is that, by posting about my journey here, maybe I can help somebody out there who wants to do the same.

So, here’s to the future.