Even though he did not get the dream job, my husband has decided to leave the company he's been working at for the past 5 years in order to keep pursuing employment that can be an extension of his life rather than just time-clock punching paycheck. He wants to be working outdoors and doing something active. He wants to be working directly with people and helping them to enjoy the place they are at that moment in their lives. We have no idea where that will be, but I'm so proud of him to be brave enough to buck what society expects of him. He's a great example to me and our boys that you can be responsible and also be happy.
With that in mind, there are some exciting changes brewing in my own mind about how to make sure I'm living every day happy. I am not meant to solely be a suburban housewife and mom. I need adventure and new scenery. That is what's built into me and it's never going to not be me. With my husband's job search fully underway, I've committed to taking my 4 boys on a cross-country road trip this summer, visiting friends and family along the way. It's going to be super relaxed and I'm looking forward to connecting with my kids in a way that I never do under the burden of laundry and vacuuming and teaching kindergarten lessons.
Unfortunately, for Wandering Still, that also means some change. I've struggled to find inspiration for writing since my twins were born last August and it has become an additional stress for this mother of now four. I'm trying to maintain an identity as individual woman, but it obviously hasn't been happening in this format. So, for now, I'm going to close up shop here and move over to something that fits a little more naturally in where I am as a person right now.
I hope you'll follow me! My travel spirit has been re-awakened and I'm going to be telling the world. Hop over now to my new(ish) travel blog and be sure to follow all the adventure going on there.