After much deliberation, I have finally made the decision to leave my job at the symphony and join the prestigious ranks of stay-at-home moms. I probably would have carried on working if our amazing nanny hadn't had to leave. Even then, although I thought hard about staying home, the idea of change was scary (as were the financial implications), so we hired a new nanny. However, that didn't end up working out, and after she left (6 days in), it seemed the universe might be telling me something! So I screwed up my courage, followed my heart, and tendered my resignation.
I will be very sad to leave the TSO. I have made life-long friends there, learned an incredible amount from some brilliant people, and been lucky enough to spend each day promoting and marketing something I believe makes a difference to the people and the fabric of the society we live in. However, as my boss wisely said, there will always be a symphony (hopefully) and it will always need marketing, but my little guys are only going to be little for so long, and I don't want to miss any more of it than I already have.
I have a feeling that my life is going to change in ways I haven't even considered yet - kind of like the feeling I had the night before my first son was born - but I am kind of excited by the idea. (Or at least I am now - talk to me at 3 am...) However, if you have ANY advice, recommendations, or ideas on how to entertain two toddlers through 3 solid weeks of rain, how to seek out adult company, how to make a few bucks on the side, or where to find the best play centres, I am all ears! And also up for coffee-fueled play dates. :)
My last day at work is this Friday - yikes! Here's to new adventures!
Cheesy quotes from my Pinterest page - they ring true these days!