What makes a woman earning six figures a year walk away from her career to stay at home full time?
Maybe a touch of insanity…
I wish I could tell you that I was really organized in my pursuit of stay-at-home motherhood, but I wasn’t. I read a couple of books on being a stay-at-home mom. I read a couple of blogs. I discounted half of what I read because I didn’t like what they had to say.
My decision-making process was emotionally charged and went kind of like this:
I’ve dreamt all my life of owning a farm on top of a mountain and raising my children there. I can do that. It will be easy – serene and gratifying. I will have so much more free time – I can finally work on that scrapbook of our wedding and concentrate on working out and losing weight. I love my daughter SO MUCH. When I am at home I can spend all day with her – playing with her, teaching her, loving her. It will be amazing. My husband can make the mortgage payment. Cool. I QUIT.
Oh wow. Today I laugh so hard at myself that I could cry.
Come join me over at “From Cube to Farm” so that I can share with you a little of my journey, how I fared and what I learned…
Heather Bryant is a Christian, devoted wife, mother and author. Although she had a career at the intersection of finance and technology, Heather now stays home on a farm to raise her children full-time.
Heather recently published her first book, “From Cube to Farm: Surviving and Thriving as a Stay-at-Home Mom.” Heather’s website and blog are also dedicated to supporting and encouraging stay-at-home moms.