A few months ago, I shared that I decided to change my career and start working from home as a stay at home working mom. I was able to quit my teaching job and start a remote position that gave me the choice to keep my son at home with me instead of sending him to daycare. When I made the announcement that I was changing careers, I got a lot of people asking me did I really hate teaching that much. It saddened me that people weren’t asking me why I changed careers, but automatically assumed that I must have changed jobs because I hated teaching. So, I wanted to write this blog post to share with you all why I made the decision that I did to quit teaching.
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I NEVER HATED TEACHING
Let me start off by saying that I never hated teaching. Yes, there were days where I didn’t have the best of days. And there were times where I wasn’t completely happy with the students. But that’s like any other job. There are going to be days where the day wasn’t the best of days, and you may not like everyone around you. Even in my blogging business, I have hard days and I may disagree with some of the people that I am working with. Frustrations exist in every job no matter whether you’re working with children, young adults, or adults.
I was still teaching when I first became pregnant and it was during that time that I started considering a career change. I asked myself whether our finances would be better with keeping our son home and out of daycare or whether the price of daycare would be able to fit in our budget. And then when my son was born and I spent those months with him while I was on maternity leave, I couldn’t bring myself to the point where I was fully comfortable heading to any job that took me out of the house and put him in daycare. So my husband and I came to the decision that if I could find a remote job we would hold off on daycare and then around the time that he is one, we will put him in part-time so that he can get the social aspect that daycare offers.
I made the choice to switch careers to stay home with my son in his younger years. Teaching is what I do and the career that I know that I will return to in some form. But I made the choice to put my son and the opportunity to bond with him above my career because that’s what I wanted to do. And I was blessed to be able to be in the position to make that choice because there are parents out there who don’t get that opportunity.