While there were many variables that went into this decision, there are three main reasons why I quit my job.
Reason #1: I’ve been really focusing on getting my home “livable”again and getting Brody’s therapy room put together (future blog post to come on this). You have no idea how much extra time you have in the day to clean and organize when you now have the work days back in your possession.
Reason #2 (and most important reason): BRODY. The hardest thing as a special needs mother is feeling like you have failed your child. I was missing appointments because I was too afraid to ask for MORE time off. (Let’s be real… there were A LOT of appointments and therapy appointments.) I was asking friends and family members to take him to appointments, even desperate enough to once ask my Facebook following for help. It occurred to me that I needed a change only after Brody’s grandmother had to break news to me that I should have been there to hear first hand. Having this time off I am able to go the appointments and “fully” be there.