A lot has changed since my last Sweet Musings post, yet not much has changed at all. Does that make sense? I mean yes, I changed jobs and in turn a lot changed in our daily routine and schedule, but in the grand scheme of things it’s pretty much business as usual.
We made the tough decision last month to move Natalie to a daycare that was better logistically, and thankfully she has been so happy and thriving at the new place. I was a teary-eyed wreck her last week at the old daycare. She’d been there a year and I had become so attached to a few of the kids in her class. I mean, watching them grow from 3-4 months old to now – how could I not?? But, it was the best decision for our family, and thankfully kids are resilient and I know she will have no memory of any of this. I’m not even sure she remembers at this point, and it’s only been a few weeks.
The new job is great. I love my co-workers, my boss, and the job itself. Not much more I could ask for. Sure, the schedule is different, there will be a few more days of overnight travel throughout the year, and I get home a little later than before – but those are small sacrifices to make to be in a place where I’m happy. I won’t lie and say that I don’t miss my old work family, because I do, but I don’t miss certain aspects of the job and leadership of the place that I was. Everything happens for a reason. I know I’ve said that numerous times, but y’all – it’s so true. The nights away from home will be the toughest. I’ve only been away from Nat one night her entire life. This year I will be away from her…10 or so. That’s a hard change to face. But, she’s older now. She doesn’t “need” me to be there, and J is great with her and can easily care for her on his own. But, she’s my baby and I’ll miss her. Mom life, right?
So, that’s about all that’s changed in these parts over the past few months. I’ll just leave you with a few of our family Christmas pics. Because…that baby girl, y’all. And, Happy 2018, a little late!