Last year, I called you because I was having difficulty deciding between two jobs. The one I had was very stressful, and I had unpredictable ungodly hours. I was barely hanging on, but I made good money, so I was able to save up for a future baby. The new job I was offered had more predictable hours, so I'd be able to spend more time with my husband, but we would take a significant pay cut. I was worried that if I took the new job, I wouldn't be able to save enough to be a stay-at-home mom. You told me to trust that I would weigh each option and make the right decision. I chose the new job so I could be home more with my husband and be a better, happier wife.
Guess what? I love my new job and I'm home every night to eat dinner with my husband instead of eating at 10PM what he cooked for me earlier before he headed off to sleep. I'm now truly able to be present with him on the weekends too. I'm happier, healthier, and have hobbies again. My husband and I discovered that we liked making furniture together (he builds it and I stain and finish it), so we can supplement our loss in income with a small online shop. I've also been able to figure out how to grow our savings so I can stay home when the time comes. On top of all that, I just received a raise because I "exceeded expectations" at my new job. Thank you for reminding me that I needed to trust in myself. I couldn't be happier!
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