Saturday was a special day. Not only did my little man turn 18 months, but it is the one year anniversary of my last day at work (and Charlie's last day of work since he came along with me).
My stay-at-home anniversary has led me to some reflecting. I loved my old job, but things there were very timely, structured, and quite complex. I have always been an "achiever" from my earliest memories -- school, work, whatever -- there was always another thing to achieve. Kind of a stressful way to live sometimes.
I look at my sweet natured, happy little boy and I want to do all I can to nurture that. I want to build up his character and his creativity. Its fun to be 1 - so much adventure and time to explore. Time when nothing has to be "achieved" and everything can just be enjoyed. I am so thankful for our sweet little life.