So, What’s Next For You?

The question I have been asked every day for the last month, and guess what…. I DON’T KNOW. Sometimes I feel like people are thrown off when you tell them you actually don’t know what you’re next step in life is. Am I the only person who’s plan is to just make it through the day ?

Next week I will be ending my career with a company I have spent the last 4 years with. It’s very bittersweet, but I do know I am ready to close this chapter and open the doors for a new one. I’m 26 years old with a 16 month old daughter at home, another one on the way, and trying to navigate the first year of marriage with my dear husband.

Maybe it’s just in people’s nature to always ask what your future plans are because they think everyone has it figured out? If so, what do they think when someone doesn’t know. Do they think that person is lost in this world and in need of direction?

I’ll still continue to work part time at the bar which means my days will be filled with doing what I love the most, being a mom. This is something I have always battled accepting is perfectly ok. It IS ok to love being home and raising a child. Raising them to go out in to the world and treat people with kindness, understand right from wrong, and encourage them to be who they want to be. I’m going to enjoy scheduling play groups instead of meetings and walks around the park instead of the office.

If there is one thing I have learned since becoming a mother is that a career will always be there but children grow up fast and being a mother will ALWAYS be my favorite job of all.