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Can’t Believe It’s Happening!

Sorry for the writing hiatus. Between my brother moving to Colorado, going to Florida to celebrate my 30th birthday, and all the fall activities in full swing, it has been hard to find time to sit down and write.

If you aren’t familiar with my blog or the last few posts, I’ll do a quick recap. Basically, I am a full-time working mom who lives in New York who just wants to spend more time with my daughter (mom guilt to the max). Of course other things are thrown in like travel, wine, and the beach haha.

With that being said, I have good news… I just got asked to start a new job in two weeks that is part-time!!!  I’ll only be working 3 days a week so I will get to be home more with my 17 month old!! Soooo excited.

But…. also nervous.

I have the normal butterfly jitters about telling my current position tomorrow that I’m giving them 2 weeks notice. It’s never fun, even when I’m so excited about the new journey to come. But such is life and it must be done…

I’m mostly nervous about the money situation. I will obviously be making less because of the cut in hours. Life and bills will still be doable, but it will be tight. So many great bloggers have offered advice on how to cut down on spending and I’m fully ready to try all those amazing things, but it is still nerve wracking. I just keep thinking, “What if it doesn’t work?”, “What if my decision sends us to the poorhouse?”.

I’m fully aware this is probably a bit dramatic and an over exaggeration, but I’m still shaking in my boots. I’m hoping I’m doing the right thing…

How do others handle such huge transitions in life? Were you nervous beforehand and felt like you were making the wrong decision? Any advice for a little side hustle?

Looking forward to hearing 🙂

19 thoughts on “Can’t Believe It’s Happening!”

  1. Good luck! When I returned to work after having my daughter I was lucky enough to work part time too, I did two days from work and one day from home. It was really important for me to go back to work, but like so many other mums I also had mum guilt! I hope it works out for you xoxo

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  2. Congratulations! You shouldn’t worry! As long as you keep a close eye on the budget, you will know long before there is a major problem. If you are noticing a deficit every month then you may need to reevaluate the part-time option, but that is the worst case scenario. Good luck!

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  3. I know it sounds cliche, but things will fall into place. I quit my job a year and a half ago to be a stay-at-home mom, even though on paper it looked like we’d be living a meager life. However, since doing that so many great things have happened – we bought a new house, we’re having a second baby, we’ve paid off some debt. I think once you commit to following a path you know will make you happy, your natural resourcefulness will kick in and make it all work beautifully. Side hustle ideas: work from home as a virtual assistant, become a seller on etsy, monetize your blog 🙂

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  4. It’s OK to feel nervous, worried or anxious about it all. When I left my career to be at home more, I was fine for a while but about a year in a lot of feelings of resentment and stress came to the surface. It’s all natural, just embrace it and do what you can to look after yourself and your kid. Good luck x

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  5. Congratulations to you! I am just finding your blog (as you did with mine) and I am on a similar journey after having my twins. It’s a crazy adventure but I am a firm believer that if you work hard, everything will work out!

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  6. Congratulations! I’m a true believer that everything will work out as it should. Do you have a passion you could do on the side to make a little extra money? I just started photography a year ago as a creative outlet with no intentions on making money from it but here I am a year later and I do a few sessions a month which helps a bit!

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  7. Congrats on the new job! How exciting! I’ve been searching the “work from home” jobs too so that I can spend more time at home with my little one. It’s so hard! Good luck to you. If I see any good jobs from home I’ll send your way!

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  8. Big congrats on the new job! I go back Nov 20 after an 8 month maternity leave so I’m feeling excited but now sad too. Great post! I really enjoyed reading! Welcome to your “Dirty Thirty’s!” – they call it your prime time for a reason! ❤️

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      1. It is wonderful but in Canada, if you don’t take the full year, you get s lot of weird looks and questions. Like people assume you have financial issues or you don’t want to be with your baby

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