Bergen Taylor Hightower

Monday, February 4, 2013

A New Title

I'll admit it.  I am quite nervous.  And as April approaches, I am not even sure I am prepared enough. Yes, I know, I have a child already.  But it's different starting all over again -- 10 years later.  The question I keep asking myself over and over again is: What if I don't like staying at home?

I have ALWAYS been too much of a busy bee, career-oriented and people-person to have ever wanted to be a stay-at-home-mom. I've had two careers in my life {Banking & Dentistry}  both of which I truly love and have been passionate about but I am about to take on another title to add to my "list". 

It's been a very hard decision but my husband has been very supportive and we both feel like it will make the most sense for me to put my career on hold and stay at home with her during the first few years. It will probably be the hardest job yet but I am looking forward to embracing my new title.

When Grant, was born, I went back to work after six weeks.  Because, at 23 years old, I was still interning and just starting out my career. That dreaded day of going back to work after you have the baby was a feeling I will never forget.  I cried the very first day I went back to work, feeling guilty that I was leaving him and then feeling like I was missing out on so much.  The truth is, I did.  I missed out on so much but I was lucky enough to have the care that I did for him at the time so I could pursue my career.

I guess you can say that I am lucky and blessed to be able to have this opportunity. I certainly look forward to being able to focus on our home life, planning, cooking, being health conscious, home projects, getting creative but most of all being a good mother and a good wife to my family.  It's pretty exciting!

Here's to being a stay-at-home-mom and to a new upcoming adventure!


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