I used to dream about not having to work. Don't get me wrong, I like my job. But the thought of having 3 months off kind of sounds like the most glorious thing in the entire world to me. I realize that having 3 months off without a baby would be quite different than 3 months off with a baby, so I realize this won't exactly be "vacation," but still. Some people might find this sad, but I firmly believe that being a mother will fulfill me in ways that I haven't been in my 7 years in the workforce. I've had two great jobs, but I haven't really caught my stride in a specific career, and have been very "content" working as a personal assistant these past 3 years. However, I feel that I am about to embark on the most important job I will ever have, and the job that I am most suited for in my life.
So, I'm a mixed bag of emotions right now: I'm excited, elated, anxious, sad, hopeful, hesitant, etc. etc.
I have a big week ahead of me training my replacement. I want the transition to be seamless, I want to make sure she is perfectly trained, and I want to help in any capacity I can even after I leave. If I am a bit MIA this week it's because I have a lot to accomplish in a short amount of time, both at work and at home. The countdown is truly on now.
There is no way to really describe the amount of emotions running through me right now, and the feeling of knowing how much my life is about to change.