I can't believe I am actually writing this, but I think I am going to wrap up this blog. The original title was "stayathomeattorney." While I changed the name of the blog to "Our Life at 31-derful" just after registering the name, the original sentiment was true. This blog was a hobby that I had, even if ever so sporadically, while I was a stay-at-home attorney. I worked very part-time and mommied full-time.
I can't thank my husband enough for being a regular, more-than-full-time attorney, provider, and all-around handyman. His hard-work and dedication to our family made this all possible. This has been a golden period in my life that will be gilded in my memory forever--filled with warm cuddles, play dates, endless art project, home decorating, baking, gardening, music classes, mommy and me, volunteering, too many lessons to count, school involvement, and long days in years that flew by entirely too quickly.
I don't regret one single thing about this time. But times, they are a changing. My girls are getting bigger and they need to see a role model in their mother. The world is changing, too, and I am scared for many of the ideals and institutions that I hold most dear. So, I am going to dust off this law degree and this masters in social work to try make the world better, even if for just one family (and it may be my own). I have officially hung a shingle with another former stayathomeattorney. We are excited and scared and going to figure this out together. Its a small start, but a new beginning nonetheless.
To quote a cheesy old song, "Every new beginning comes from some other beginning's end." I didn't accomplished everything I wanted on the blog. I only documented the smallest fraction of our crafts and I only showed about half of our birthday parties (which was the original point), but in real life, I met all my goals for this period of my life. Truly. While I am mourning the loss of these heady early days of motherhood, I am ready to wrap it up and move forward.
Thank you to those of you who followed along on this unexpected detour in my life!
I hope that, as always, you celebrate everything!