Thursday, December 15, 2011

The Best Laid Plans... Part Three

...Continued from The Best Laid Plans...Part Two...



I want to save my teaching story for another time, mostly because I think it's so special,  and I don't want to bore you with turning this into 15 or 20 "To Be Continued"s. Suffice to say, I received a call with an offer I could believe (or refuse) at just the right time.


My entire life I have been too afraid. I get stuck in the familiar and same-old and find myself crippled with fear, but this one time nearly five years ago, I took a chance. And my life has never been the same. I remember it clearly. Sean was born in October 2007, and I struggled with postpartum depression and anxiety for months. I remember the first day I was left completely and utterly alone with my newborn son. I was beyond terrified. I called the pharmacy and spoke to a precious co-worker. I was nearly hysterical. I was scared to dress him (didn't want to break his neck) and change him (didn't want to accidentally touch his healing umbilical stump). I will forever be grateful to that pharmacy. As soon as she hung up, they sent her to my house to stay with me.


Time passed and I got more comfortable with him, but I still struggled with my own self-worth. Then the principal at my alma mater called and asked me if I had ever thought about teaching. And my life changed forever.

7 comments:

Alicia said...

Love the second photo! Sexy! I am enjoying reading about what got you to where you are today. I think I love reading because I have always been curious about other people's lives and what makes them tick.

Tricia Elliott said...

Those pictures are great.... but the second one of you is absolutely breathtaking!!!! Love it!!

Marissa said...

Being a new mom can be very scary and hard. I'm glad you had some one there for you when you needed it so you could learn how to be around baby,, many people don't realize how scary it can be.

Ute said...

I liked your story a lot (or better the way you wrote it) and I hope it will continue soon. I know how it feels to be stuck in a "wrong" job. Glad you finally found the right one for you. And yes, the second pic is amazing! Such a glow :)

Becca said...

I love the outfit!

Amber said...

One of my sons was born October 15, 2007 :) I too love to write and when I was little I wanted to be a teacher but I am a stay at home mom/blogger for now. I love your owl shirt and boots.

Katie said...

That's crazy! We have a lot of similarities going on!

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