Health, Love & Fire: December 2016

Life Lately - An Update On All The Changes

Thursday, December 8, 2016

Things in our lives look a little different since the last time I came to this space and really wrote. Since the beginning of November I've left my job, we started our own business and I've gotten to spend lots more time with my sweet family, when Dan isn't picking up overtime shifts. It took me a long time to come to the decision to make a change in my work life. I'd been contemplating what was next for a while and going back and forth in my head about what the right thing to do was. I'm a planner, and working from home or starting my own business and blogging was never really part of the plan I had made up for myself in my head. When I have something that I think should go a certain way, it's difficult for me to take a detour. Call it type A, call it over planning, call it being hard on myself . . . it's all of those things and something I struggle with.

Life just happens, and I need to work on being better at adapting and letting those happenings form and blossom into new opportunities. I'm working on it, but it's definitely a work in progress. Leaving the structure and stability of my job was a huge leap for me. Since having Harper, I had felt this pull to be home more and have more time to spend with her. Dan's schedule is so great in that it allows him to spend more time with her during the week, but as the mom, that was a really difficult thing for me when I went back to work after my maternity leave ended. Sure I loved that they got time together, but it was hard to only get to spend an hour or two a day with her on the days I worked.

Back to my plan in my head, I never saw myself as a stay-at-home mom, and I still don't totally. I think it's so amazing that women are able to stay home with their kids, and I know it definitely isn't not working. Being a mother is the most amazing, life changing, exhausting, difficult thing I've ever done. There are days I don't want to end, and days I'm counting down the minutes until bedtime. But as soon as she's in bed, I miss her! When I became a mom, it completely changed me, without me even knowing it. It was totally like everyone said, and I hate that, but love it at the same time. Motherhood completely and totally changes you.

Over the past month, I've been so thankful that we've been able to make this change in our lives. I'm still working, just in a different way. And my work hours are definitely different. I work during nap time or after bed time most days. What am I doing you ask? Well my hope was to continue to blog while being my own Independent Fashion Consultant with LuLaRoe. The blogging definitely hasn't been happening as often as I'd like, or really at all since I made this change, but my plan is to get back into it!

This past 30 days has been such a huge learning experience and an amazing opportunity for my family. I officially launched my business, LuLaRoe Libby Boyes and have spent so much more time with my sweet family. You can follow along or learn more about my business on my Facebook page. I'm excited to get back to blogging and work on growing my business even more! And as a thank you to all my readers and to celebrate my first month at my new job, I wanted to do a giveaway for all of you!
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I guess it's like they say, sometimes the scariest things can make the biggest impact!