Truth… Or 1 year ago/1 year later

1 year ago… I was probably on the subway– squished up against strangers, trying to keep my 1-year-old happy, checking work emails to make sure nothing urgent was happening, silently hating every single man (and woman– but honestly mostly the men) sitting with his legs insanely spread out (overcompensating) while I stood angrily in a corner with a stroller… Sometimes taking pictures of those men- thinking that maybe one day I would post them on some sort of manners shaming blog…

1 year ago… I was probably rushing off that subway– trying to navigate the stroller through people and gates and elevators… Then walking 2 blocks…then dropping Addie off at her daycare…trying to find the balance between a nice calm drop-off and making it to work on time…

1 year ago… I was probably trying not to cry as I left my sweet baby girl at daycare… As I debated whether or not I had enough time to get an over-priced coffee before walking back to the subway and going into the office…

1 year ago… I’d finally get into the office and see my work friends. I’d get an over-priced coffee (if I hadn’t already gotten one on the way into the office), I’d rush to make last-minute changes to a segment… Or to greet a guest.. Or check in with one of our anchors…

1 year ago… my husband and I started talking about making serious life changes… About moving back to our hometown…About buying a house… About me staying home with our daughter…

1 year ago … Things started to change…

1 year later… I’m up making coffee, changing diapers, making breakfast, helping my husband get off to work…

1 year later… I do not miss the subway… Not one bit…

1 year later… I’m happy to be back in our hometown… To be growing our family…

1 year later… I sometimes silently (or not so silently) get jealous of my husband for “getting to go to work” (yes, I am a cliche)…

1 year later… I miss my work friends and I miss getting coffee with grown-ups…

1 year later… The Starbucks drive-through is a treat, a luxury…

1 year later… I’m grateful to be home with my daughter… But sometimes think being a stay-at-home-mom will make me go crazy….

1 year later… I’d do it all again…

1 year later…I’m still just trying to figure it all out…

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3 thoughts on “Truth… Or 1 year ago/1 year later

  1. I hear ya! I quit my job this year to take care of my baby, and while I’m so glad to be at home taking care of her, I miss my job a lot of the time too!

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