Hey there! I am sure you were probably wondering what the heck was going on when we just up and disappeared for two weeks. I mean we are always busy, but it takes some crazy stuff to keep us from blogging for two whole weeks. Today I am going to fill you in a little. Be prepared for a novel :)
1. Before having Noah, I never thought that I would want to be a stay-at-home mom. I thought it would be tough to go back to work, but I would do it and we'd get in a rhythm and it would be fine. About two months after having him I started freaking out about having to leave him. Like bad freaking out (Jake can attest). I still had a month left of maternity leave and I was already a hot mess. Once I went back it was terrible. I pretty much cried daily on my way to work. And its not that I hated work, I just didn't want to leave my little monster.
Many other moms reassured me that it was a phase and I would get passed it once some time went by. I also got told how lucky I was that I didn't have to leave him with a stranger and that I should be thankful for that. And I was. Don't get me wrong. I know it would have been a whole different ballgame had I had to take Noah to stay with a random person for the day. My sister being able to live with us and watch him was such a blessing.
A year into it and I felt the same. I think Jake thought that I would eventually give up on my dream of being a stay-at-home mom, but surprise that didn't happen. I was trying my hardest to figure out what to do. We needed me to make an income. It didn't have to be the whole thing but I needed to be something. Now please imagine me trying to figure out how to do that while being a wife, a mom, having a full-time job, and running a blog. Right! I was insane. You can say it. I totally see that now. But I was determined! Crazy mama bear determined to be exact.
What I am getting at is, starting today I am a work-at-home mom! I have never been so excited in my life. This thing that I feel like I have been wanting for well over a year now if finally happening. Things are finally going my way and falling into place. I will be doing some part-time and freelance design jobs throughout the week while Mr. Noah is sleeping. I already have a schedule in place to work everything in. I'm a planner, what can I say. I have activities to do with Noah on certain days and other days we may go on fun adventures. All while I still get to design and blog. So basically I will be doing everything I love all at once.
Random Side Note: Don't worry Skylar was not fired or evicted :) She will be living with us until December when she starts on her next college journey. And for now, continuing to help me out as I make this transition.
2. Which leads me to the fact that the blog will be changing slightly. As of right now we consider our blog to be a DIY blog. Moving forward we see it becoming more of a lifestyle blog. We will definitely still be creating and posting DIYs but most of our days will be filled with posts about things we are up to. Places we go. Activities that I am trying with Noah. What its like to be a work-at-home mom. We still plan on developing great content but our focus is just shifting.
3. In other crazy news, Jake and I put our house on the market. Friday to be exact. It was a decision that had been in the back of our minds for a little while and we decided to go for it. We actually had several showings this weekend. Just picture Jake, me, Noah, and Bentley all in the car driving around while strangers are going through our house. Ha! Its a little weird for me but I am so excited. We will definitely keep you filled in once something happens but for now we're just hanging out and following Noah around cleaning up after his every move. I am hoping this is a quick process and being very optimistic. But don't worry I have Jake, who is a major pessimist, keeping me grounded :) Don't tell him I told you.
Well I think that is probably enough information for you to digest for one day so I will leave it at that. And yes you can stress out for me. I don't mind. :) Happy Monday. xo, Britt