a bittersweet goodbye

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Today marked a big change in the Hobson household. I submitted my resignation at work so that I can stay home with my boys for a while. I showed the boys where Mama worked for nearly 5 years, and said my goodbyes to several co-workers whom I now call friends. It was bittersweet, to say the least.

It’s hard to put into words what I’m feeling. I am truly excited to be able to spend my time at home raising them, but at the same time, I’m a bit apprehensive. Not only are we forgoing my income and great benefits, but I am removing myself from the professional world.

And I won’t pretend it’s not slightly unnerving to say goodbye to that stability, especially since my husband is self employed. But right now in our lives, staying home is the best decision for our family. I have no idea whether I’ll be afforded this luxury for the next 6 months or 6 years, but I’m going to take advantage of the opportunity now while it exists.

Our pocketbooks will be tighter and I’ll work to stick to a budget. We’ll say goodbye to some extras that we’ve enjoyed over the years and remind ourselves that money doesn’t buy happiness.

If I need to get a job for the extra income or benefits, I’ll do it. If I need to freelance or find other means of income to make things work, I’ll dot it. I’ll do whatever is best for my family, and I know that whatever happens, God will give me peace about it.

Hello to a new chapter…

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