I first heard about the 31 Days in October from The Frugal Homemaker. (I met Christina at Haven, and found out that she lives in the Atlanta area. It is awesome getting to know local bloggers. Having a network of blogging support is pretty awesome.) She told me about the program at the Nesting Place, and how it was beneficial. Christina also did 31 Days of Pinterest Projects last year. Can you believe it? That’s dedication! It’s also a pretty cool idea. Well, I am committing a bit late. I do have an honest excuse. I’ve been without a consistently working computer since the middle of September. Given my hobby (Blogging), and my career (Research on Child Development), having no computer for several weeks can bring large portions of your life to a screeching halt! Thankfully, I have a laptop now sitting comfortably in my lap, so I’m ready to get going with these 31 days!
Now the question has been what do to 31 days about? Something that is manageable… Something that is consistent with the topics on my blog… Something that is meaningful to me… Something that I can actually think to cover over the next 31 days. Luckily, a major life transition started for me today, on September 30th. As I mentioned earlier this year, my word of the year is Pause… to remind myself to take a breath, to realize that life is not linear, and sometimes you’ve got to take a break. Well, after a lot of anguish and anxiety and debate with a very hard-working and logical Mellow Man, I’m taking an even more formal break, and becoming a SAHM for the next 9-12 months. I’m excited, I’m anxious, I’m conflicted, but strangely enough the biggest feeling is contentment. It was hard to make the decision, but once it was made, I felt a sense of peace and contentment in the decision.
Given that this is a big transition for me, in terms of thinking about myself and my world, I’m going to be spending 31 days talking about this transition, called my 31 days to Becoming a SAHM.