I am beyond thrilled to announce that I have quit my day job to become a full-time blogger!
I cannot fully express what a big deal this is. I have wanted to be a work-at-home mom for several years now, but it always seemed like a far off dream. But we worked diligently, and things have fallen into place. Over the next few weeks, I’ll share more details about my journey. But here’s a quick summary of some of the things we’ve done in the last few years to make today possible:
- eliminated all non-mortgage debt
- made plans to never need a loan again (like making car payments to ourselves)
- reduced expenses dramatically through smart shopping
- saved a large contingency fund
- crunched the numbers to make sure we can live on one salary
We are basically cutting our income in half, and that’s a very scary thought. Ideally, I would have liked to have had time to practice living on one salary before we actually started doing it, but I just couldn’t wait to quit any longer. And with our oldest starting kindergarten this month, it was, in a sense, the perfect time.
I have loved being a lawyer, but I have felt a calling to do something else for a while now. Especially to be mommy to my children, who up until now have had a mommy stretched very thin from lawyering, blogging, mothering, and everything else. With the lawyering stripped away, I will have a greater capacity to mother, and I am very much looking forward to that.
Of course, I will also have a greater capacity to blog! I have great plans and dreams for Chief Family Officer, and now I’ll be able to implement them. I plan to start slow, but I’ve been known to steamroll once I get going.
I have to thank my darling husband for all of his support and love, without which none of this would be possible. He always says he wants me to be happy, and he really means it. I love you, honey!