One year ago I made one of the biggest decisions of my life … and it has been the best decision I ever made.
One year ago I walked away from a hard-earned career … and I have never regretted it.
One year ago I recognised my stress, anxiety and tiredness … and decided to do something about it.
One year ago I chose my beautiful family over everything else … and the time I have spent with them is priceless.
One year ago I put my family’s happiness before everyone else … and I now only wish I had done so sooner.
One year ago six simple words changed my life forever … and I will be forever grateful to my daughter for showing me the way.
Reflecting on the past year brings a tear to my eye but a smile to my face. It has been the best year of my life. Honestly.
Seeing the anxiety melt away from my eldest daughter, and consequently myself, is a feeling I cannot even describe. That alone has made this choice worth it.
Granted, there have been many challenges to overcome. Leaving my full time job to spend more time with my family has meant learning to live on once income. It can be tough, but one year on we are still doing it and managing well and that feels totally incredible!
The time I have been able to spend with my girls is worth more than any number of pay checks.
Overcoming these challenges has been much easier knowing the joy and happiness it brings into my family’s life. It’s amazing what you can achieve when you really want it to work.
Most of all, I am thankful to be in the position I am. But I also know that my husband and I have tried really hard to find a way to make this work for our family and without that trust, communication and love between us maybe I wouldn’t be writing to post right now.
It has been a truly amazing year and the journey has only just begun.
I want to thank you, my lovely followers, for joining me. The many kind words of care and support has been overwhelming at times but also exactly what I have needed to hear.
One year ago I made the best decision of my life …. and now I look forward to what every new day brings, enjoying the little things and creating special moments with my family. I truly feel blessed.