Tuesday, September 11, 2012


Yesterday I sent in my official letter of resignation, so I think it is really happening: Effective October 16, 2012 my title will go from Visiting Clinical Instructor at the University of North Carolina School of Social Work to Stay at Home Mom.  Wow!

There are definitely things I will miss about working.  The paycheck comes most quickly to mind, but the more fulfilling things at work are definitely my friendships with my office team and the faculty at the School of Social Work, my interactions with the Student Ambassadors in the program I coordinate, and even though it can be exasperating at times, I like being the first contact from the School of Social Work for most prospective students.  Working on the recruitment end allows me a small part in creating the highest quality of program possible, and it's inspiring to work with young people who are 100% all about creating change in their world.

However, as my body is growing and requiring more down time, and as Giovanna's education becomes more demanding (first days of coop preschool and ballet class are this week!), sometimes it feels like October 16th can't come soon enough.  I have to admit, the idea of not having to get up for work sounds really good a lot of mornings when that alarm goes off.  I really enjoy my job, but my jobs at home are starting to require more of me, and this timing feels really good for a transition.  In about seven weeks (!) I will be outnumbered by my children, and I feel really good about taking this chapter for them.  For now, this is definitely the right thing for us!


Damaris @Kitchen Corners said...

My job ends October 15 and I'm devastated. I love working, though working full time is not ideal for sure. It works because Christian is currently full time parenting. It also helps that I work fro home so much. I hope to find a part-time, good-paying, work-from-home job. Ha! Wish me luck.

Hope you enjoy this new phase in your life,

The Turner Family said...

METTA!!! I am a horrible friend. I am so sorry that I have been so bad at keeping in touch this year. Before I stopped working, I was so afraid that the days at home by myself with three kids would draggggg by, but this has been the fastest year of my life! Where does the time go? Brad and I were just talking about ya'll and wondering how things were going. CONGRATULATIONS on the new baby and your soon-to-be family of 4. As incredible as you are at the SSW, you are going to be an even better stay at home mama. Your kids are so lucky to have you and Marcos. I know your life is just going to get busier and busier in the next few weeks, but I'd love to catch up with you when everything settles down. I'm just a phone call away if ya'll need anything. We are so excited for your family!!!!


P.S. Please tell everyone at the School that I said hey!!!

Lauren said...

That is a big change. You will be successful at whatever you choose to do. I'm so excited to see this new baby!!

kelley said...

It's a tough transition but I have no doubt you'll handle it well. We can learn together how to be a stay at home mom to 2 kiddos. =)

Unknown said...

Yeah! I am so happy for you! But I know you will probably have moments where you think I WANT TO GO BACK TO WORK!!! :) But there will be plenty of time to work later in our lives. Plenty. I think you made a great decision. Way to go.

The Kammeyers said...

I totally concur with the above statement - You will have plenty of time to work later. Right now you have the hardest, yet most fulfilling, job of all. Take time to ENJOY it! :) Super excited for the upcoming baby boy! Can't wait to see what he looks like!