Clinique Cheron by Théophile Alexandre Steinlen c 1905
The past week was a flurry of activity. Not only was it Christmas, complete with the hustle and bustle of fun filled activities, but also I was in the midst of a major life change. After 8 years of practice ownership, I have sold my Veterinary Clinic. I am in the midst of a swirl of emotion: sad to leave my wonderful staff (and friends), sad to put my career on hold, sad to leave a business that was so good to me. However, owning a business is not without its challenges. I also find myself elated at finally being able to be home with my children. I had 3 days (yes, days) off after my first child was born, and 3.5 months semi-off for my second. This was not by choice, but by necessity. I will forever be sad to not be able to have those precious early days of motherhood back. I plan on taking 2 years off (or maybe even more!) from Veterinary practice: one for each year of maternity leave that I missed with my children.
Another challenge awaits our family in 2011: our big move, and the ultimate reason why I sold my practice.
My husband has been offered 2 jobs in 2 different cities, and we must decide in the coming months, where our future lies. I am a bit nervous about making such a huge decision, but very excited about the possibilities ahead.
While I don't usually make New Year's resolutions, I do think establishing goals for the year ahead is a good idea. This year's goals: Spend more time with my family (and less time at work), and enjoy my new found freedom; prepare our home for sale, and find a new home & city where we will create special memories, spend more time with the hobbies I love, and of course share them with you. I would also love to perfect my photography skills, and a few less pounds off the ole bod wouldn't hurt either!
Source: Southern Living
I am so happy to have this blog, my creative outlet and journal for our families journey ahead. Thank you for coming along! I can't wait to share it with you all! Happy New Year's!