This week's topic is all about changes in life after baby. How has life changed since I've had Henry? It may be easier to answer how life hasn't changed, but I'll give it a try -- at least how Henry has changed my direction in life.
Once upon a time, this blog was called The Kavanaugh Report: Law School Edition. Because, once upon a time, I was going to be a lawyer.
Six weeks after I graduated, I found out I was pregnant. On March 18, 2011 my life drastically changed, my direction changed, my dreams changed.
I sat at home dreading the idea of being a lawyer. All I wanted to do was stay at home and have the privileged of being with Henry. Thanks to my wonderful, hardworking, understanding husband, and a great stay-at-home consulting job, Morgan and I have been able to make me staying home a reality -- at least for now.
|"You're stuck with me kid!"|
After being at home for these last 15 months, and especially after starting tot-school, I truly believe that I have missed my life's calling and should have been a teacher. And, I'm really not sure law school, or being a lawyer, was ever something I truly wanted to do.
But, I've made choices. Choices I'm going to have to
pay off live with for a long time. So, eventually I'll work outside my home. Maybe in the legal field, maybe as an attorney, but maybe not.
I know there are people who judge me for this change of heart. Its not easy for me to understand some days either. I worked hard to get my J.D., to graduate Magna Cum Laude, and to pass the bar. Why don't I feel compelled to use my education?
While I don't have an answer to that question, I do know one thing. I'm loving every second of this very unexpected career decision...this amazing life change.
How has your life changed since having a baby? Or after some other big event? Link up at Growing Up Geeky!