I've always been a really driven career kind of person - work really long hours, super committed, and driven. I always assumed that I would work after my kids were born.
I went back after DS (2 years) was born. I missed him, but I was pretty happy being back to work. DD is 4 months old. I took 3 months off for maternity and have been back for about a month. I'm really miserable. Not happy to be at work, and missing the kids like crazy. I went from my maternity leave - happiness level 10 - to now - happiness level 3 or so.
Well, the good news is that my husband is on board with whatever I want to do. He spent a few days reeling from the shock of me doing such a 180 but he recovered. We have spent the last few weeks trying to figure out how to manage things financially. I make a bit more than DH so we are talking about a huge cut in income. We live in a massively expensive city, have a big mortgage, and a lifestyle based on this income. So we plan to spend the next few months paying off debts, getting out of our mortgage, and figuring out how to make this happen. We are looking at buying a house in a rural area and really cutting back on our lifestyle. Huge changes!
So I'm trying to get used to this whole lifestyle change. I'll be lurking in here...
Any regrets, thoughts, wisdom?
Am I totally insane to even be considering this?