A - Z Challenge

Zest for Life after Baby

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There is life after baby, I promise!

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I, like many other women had a career epiphany after having my son. My life refocussed and a career change was inevitable.

When I first held him in my arms I knew that I didn’t want to be apart from him. I just couldn’t so Mr and I discussed and we decided that I would be able to be a stay at home mom.

Being a SAHM comes with many challenges. I’ve been earning my own money since I had my first part time job at a video store when I was 16 years old. Basically relinquishing my financial independence and allowing Mr to take the reins was unsettling for me, to say the least.

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I decided to pursue my lifelong dream of becoming a writer and published 27 books to date while staying at home with my son.

I have also started this blog, which was something I always wanted to do, but I was too scared to take the plunge.

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A new passion was ignited in me, I want to live life to the fullest and show my son that he can follow his dreams too.

I love being able to work from home to help and track his development on a day to day basis.

He gives me the purpose and drive to be the best version of myself I can be.

I look forward to growing with him as the years progress.

I look forward to celebrating both our milestones together.

I am grateful to have my son in my life to remind me that my goals are always closer and easier to achieve than I thought. I’m also grateful for the life lesson he has taught me – things that take hard work can bring you the most joy.

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Did you have a career change after baby? Let me know by commenting below!

 

This post concludes my A – Z Challenge. I hope you enjoyed my post. I’ll give a detailed final check in tomorrow. Thank you to everyone who joined me on this journey and congratulations to all who participated and completed the A – Z Challenge.

 

Love and Blessings,

Lindsay Sign Off

*Quotes found on Pinterest

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13 thoughts on “Zest for Life after Baby

  1. What a wonderful way to end the challenge Lindsay with a post that defines your vision and all you love the most in this life, both as a woman and a mother. Just beautiful. I wish you nothing but the best as you travel through life with your gorgeous family. And I hope you never lose your zest. ♡♥

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    1. I had no idea how difficult and emotional I would get while writing this post. Thank you so much, I was hoping that I could get that exact message across. I also wish you the best as your children enter adulthood. I hope that they achieve anything they set their minds to. ❤

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  2. It’s real. I’ve talked with many parents about that parental love that children can’t comprehend until they become parents. No one can until they’re a parent. (There’s another love that may or may not happen when you take care of a dying parent.)

    I worked as the Contract Specialist for a National Forest when my son was born. I got to stay home with him for 3 months, and bring him to work with me till he was 6 months old. Then I had to take him to Day Care. It killed me. Even if it had been my own mother taking care of him, it wouldn’t have been all right with me because it wasn’t me. So I changed careers. When he was 15 months old, I took 4 months off and then became a licensed Child Care Provider. (My son doesn’t remember any of that 4 months when it was just the two of us — going to the park, the zoo, the beach, the library, shopping, on walks… Reading, coloring, playing.. But I remember.)

    After that, he got to stay home with Mom and other kids came over to play. Sometimes he resented having to share his toys AND his mom, but most of the time he just had fun. Of course it meant my income was less than half what it had been, but it never felt like a sacrifice at all.

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    1. I am so happy that you were able to merge child care with raising your son. Something changes internally after having a child, I just couldn’t fathom living life and working the same way I did before. It sounds like your son had a wonderful childhood. 🙂

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  3. I have definitely struggled with this – but absolutely becoming a mom has helped me to redefine my career focus.

    I love to write – and connect with better writers like you! – but I know it could never be a real money-maker for me. My big switch has actually been seeing how I was limiting myself in my career options. In high school I was always relatively interested in computers but wrote it off because I am “bad at math.” Now that I’m older and have done so many hard things (successfully) as a mom I’m rethinking that career path.

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