Thursday, January 23, 2014

I got fired..

I've been missing from my blog for quite some time now. After yesterday's events I'm feeling really inspired to get back into a routine here and continue to document our wonderful, unpredictable, chaotic life.

Yesterday.. I was fired from my job.

I saw it coming. I had the meeting set up for two days and that gave me time to process everything. Make a plan.

A recent change of childcare had me planning on going in on my next shift and tell them I could only work Saturday/Sunday now instead of Friday/Saturday. It was going to get in the way of us ever having a family day together but it was going to be temporary. I planned on quitting come this April when the lease is up on my car because I won't be getting another one and it will cut my bills down to next to nothing. I wasn't okay with working weekends all summer and missing out on all of that family/cabin time. My family and the memories we make together mean more to me than a few extra dollars every month.

Before I could change to only working weekends, I was fired. It's definitely feeling like everything happens for a reason. I don't feel comfortable going into the details (publicly) of why I was fired but I'm not keeping it a secret. So, if you want to know feel free to ask :-)

I feel like a weight has been lifted off my shoulders. I'm now an official stay at home mom (SAHM). I am going to make the most of this phase of my life because it's going to go by faster than I can imagine. Before I know it both of my kids will be in school and I'll be back to work. 43 months to be exact. Only 43 months..


  1. I'm so proud of you :) Not only for getting back into blogging again, but for this new journey you're on! I know this is always what you've wanted and I'm just beyond happy for you! (Despite the circumstances of course!)

  2. Sorry hun, getting fired is tough, no matter the reasons. It is nice that you are able to stay home with the kids now. Being a stay at home mom is the best and hardest job I have ever had!

  3. Good for you Emma! Keep your head up, you are a great mom and I always had a feeling that you truly wanted to be a SAHM. Kids are only little once. Kenny Chesney's song, "Don't Blink" is so very true! If you haven't heard it by now, you should listen to it. You are a natural at parenting! If you ever want to see my daycare chaos, feel free to call me up and come and visit!