Hello everyone! I hope your day is going great! Today I wanted to share a bit more about myself and the person that I have become today. As stated in my Welcome page, I’m a fully licensed Chiropractor. I went to school for what seemed like a million years (I think it was 9 years of collage and post-graduate school) and worked really hard to make my dream come true!
Yeah, so you’re thinking “So? Why didn’t you pursue it?” “Why a stay-at-home mom?” “Why give up on your dream?” Well, it’s was a very hard decision, especially since I just graduated from Chiropractic school and then soon after became pregnant with Izzy. It wasn’t something that I had immediately thought I was going to do but I knew in my heart that it was the “job” that the Lord was leading me to do.
Yes, I could have done both; work and take care of my daughter. There are many mothers out there that do both and I’m so proud of them and how hard they work to provide for their family and handle both work and mom life. But for me, I felt like I couldn’t balance it both; work and mom life. Like I have mentioned before, I’m a type A perfectionist! I want to strive for perfection in every aspect of my life and I get frustrated when I come up short. But soon I discovered that motherhood is something I could not perfect. It’s a job that didn’t come naturally for me and it takes a lot for me to learn it as I go. I’m also very studious and love to learn about a subject and study it until I totally master it. Well my friends, this job can never be mastered and it’s ever evolving! Everyday it’s a new day and filled with surprises (both good and bad).
If anything, being a stay-at-home mom has taught me that nothing…I mean nothing in this life is perfect and that I can’t strive for that! And I feel that in a way, the Lord has lead me to be a stay-at-home mom to help me learn to lean on Him for everything in this life and that He is perfect. I’ve learned to try to accept the challenges that He has put in front of me and through prayer ask for grace and humility to take care of this little girl!
You see, this is the season to care for my family and to be at home with Izzy. It’s a decision that both my husband and I felt was best for our family. Throughout my struggles with this decision, Joe often told me that he would support me in whatever decision I made. And every time, I choose to stay at home with Izzy. (Even though at times, I fought it and felt I was waisting my talent by just staying at home).
Right now, I’m finally happy with my decision to stay-at-home and it’s okay if people question my decision. I know that some day I will practice Chiropractic, in some way or form. But for today, I’m continuing to choose to be a SAHM! Who knows, maybe I’ll implement some fun Chiropractic topics on the blog! (Let me know if you guys would be interested in that!!) I love my job as SAHM! It’s long hours, no vacation, late nights, and little sleep. But I wouldn’t change it for the world!
Thank you so much for everyone that supported me as I worked to become a Chiropractor and now continues to support me working as a new mom! <3
Talk to you soon!