Wednesday, September 28, 2011

It's Official

As of this afternoon, I am "unemployed". I am no longer required to get dressed in suits or skirts and wear high heels, although, the heels was my requirement. I will no longer contribute to our family bank account. I won't be responsible for increasing sales and "driving business." I won't have to travel to week long meetings and sit for hours on end every few months. I won't have weekly conference calls. I won't be getting a bonus every quarter. I won't have to count endless samples and worry that I might be off a few. I won't have a business plan to complete. I will no longer drive hours and hours everyday. I will no longer be taking Starbucks or food to offices. I am no longer answering to a company of thousands. I am no longer a pharmaceutical sales representative.

As of this afternoon, I am officially a stay at home mom (SAHM). I will spend most of my days in yoga pants and tanks covered in spit up. My heel collection will most likely never be touched. It will be replaced by flats. I am now responsible for increasing the weight of our children. I will travel for family vacations. I will count the amount of dirty diapers I change everyday. I will drive to doctors appointments, the grocery store, and play dates. I will be making myself coffee instead of the barista making it for me and an office of 20. I will only be answering to three people now, two of which have no teeth (yet). I am a stay at home mommy and I couldn't be any happier!

After talking it through with my amazing husband, now turned boss, we have decided that it will be best for me to stay home. I am so fortunate that I can do that right now. It may not last forever so we will reevaluate if need be. Our lifestyles will change dramatically as far as our finances are concerned. No more shopping trips just to buy something because I want it, not because I need it. No more designer purses or shoes for awhile. No more dining out every night. I'm going to have to learn how to cook! So many changes, but so worth it.

I can honestly say that over the past 7 weeks, being a mom is much harder than being a pharmaceutical sales representative.



  1. I'm a pharma rep and just delivered twins (also have three little boys at home who are 4, 3, and1). I'm so jealous!!! Congratulations to you and ENJOY! You deserve this time with your babies.

  2. so happy you're able to be a SAHM too :) it's definitely the hardest but the best job in the world!!


  3. I know you'll have a blast with your new career! xoxoxo

  4. congrats lady! this is so exciting for you...but i have heard it is the toughest job out there..but i am sure it will LESS stressful...and how wonderful you and hubby have been able to get this done for you and your family!

  5. That is fantastic! Welcome to the SAHM club! It's not the most glamorous gig, but it is the most heartwarming and rewarding. If you ever need recipes, I get some great ones from Cooking Light magazine - very easy and healthy!

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