Today I am thankful…
This is my last week working part-time. From next week, I return to a five day week. It’s a financially motivated decision, but it wasn’t an easy decision to make. Yes, it means a 20% increase in my income to return to a full work week. But…my four day week has been wonderful since I returned to work 14 months ago . It has given me precious one-on-one time with my Little Man as he grew from baby to toddler. And I’m sure it’s one of the main reasons why I feel that we, as a family, have a good work-life balance.
So I could spend today dwelling on what I will be missing out on once I return to a five day week, but that seems like a waste of time. I am trying to remind myself to be thankful instead.
So today I am thankful…
…thankful that Charlie and I both have jobs at a time when many around us have lost theirs
…thankful that we were in a position to afford to reduce our working hours for the past 14 months – I know that many do not have the luxury of making that choice
…thankful that I have an employer who was flexible and allowed me to work a four day week
…thankful that Little Man and I spent so many of our “Mammy days” together having fun
…thankful that we are all healthy and well
…thankful for our friends who shared coffees (and cakes!) with us during the past year
…thankful for Charlie
…and thankful for our Little Man