It’s been quiet around here, huh? Yeah, sorry about that. I’ve recently made the absolutely insane decision to go back to school full-time. Because I didn’t already have enough on my plate with three kids under 4, an at home business, this poor neglected blog, oh and all of the everyday things that have to keep moving forward here.
I am re-starting my BA in Interior Design and I am actually really, really stoked! This is for me. And I have to be selfish in going back to school. There are no two ways around it. I have to rely on my husband at times to get work done. There will be many days where he will walk in the door and I will run into my office, close the doors and just cram and work my rear off. There will be many 4 AM nights of drafting. I’ve already made the promise to myself and my little dudes that during the day and when it is just us, I will be focused on them. I don’t wan to turn around in two years and say that I missed out on this time because I was too busy with my nose in a book, or writing a paper, or drafting a plan.
So far it’s been fairly easy for me to transition back into this role as a college student. But this is also only the first full week, so let’s not get ahead of ourselves here.
I think my driving force is that this is my dream. I never wanted to be a stay at home Mom, and I struggle with it daily. That’s just me being honest. I know that when my little ones are off in school I want to be off with a career of my own, and not chasing them around for soccer practice and guitar lessons… or whatever they will be into in 10 years.
AND! We made the decision, kind of on a whim last week, to enroll my oldest into Washington’s version of pre-K. He is beyond excited and it is really just absolutely adorable to hear him every morning counting down the days until he starts “school”. It’s two hours a day three days a week, just a little taste.
All of you Moms out there know how much of a change this is going to be for our entire household though! I’m actually going to have to get us all dressed and out of the house three days a week! Meep! And we’re going to have to go out in the cold, something I try my best to avoid at all costs. haha
My two year old is going to miss his best bud something fierce. I think it’s going to be the hardest on him. Poor dude.
It’s going to completely derailed our nap routine, which in turn is going to take away my “me” time during the day while my husband is at work three days a week. He goes from 1:30-3:30, which is basically nap time. Great.
If anyone has any suggestions how to make this transition easier I’d L-O-V-E to hear them!
As always! Thanks for reading my frands!