Superhero – My new job, Day 1.
Today is the first day of my new job – being a Superhero (i.e. a Stay-at-Home-Mama). Two months ago, Alhamdulillah, we were blessed with our sweet baby son, Hamza.
It took me some time to decide whether to go back to work after Hamza was born, or whether to become a Superhero. I absolutely love being a lawyer and especially enjoy being a part of the public interest legal community here in the Triangle. After lots of thinking, prayer, and consultation with family and friends, I decided to leave work and be a stay-at-home Mama for a while.
I realize that everyone has different situations. This choice works for me, with total respect to any woman for the choice she makes for herself and her family. Alhamdulillah, after I made the decision, it really felt like the right one. How long will I be away? Don’t know. We’ll play it by ear. Right now, I’m enjoying this on so many levels and I’ll just these blessings as they come!
My goal, because I’m Type-A and always need something to do, is still to be as productive as possible for myself and my family’s sake. My priority is to spend as much time possible kissing, hugging, playing, laughing, teaching, and learning with my baby. Then, I want to take time to improve myself as well. InshAllah this means spending more time on building my faith, strengthening my relationships with family and friends, refreshing my Arabic and learning Spanish, and building my cooking skills (which will hopefully lead to more blogging!). I also want to keep my legal skills fresh and continue learning by taking some contract work. I’ve definitely got a list of things *not* to do in mind – like spend all day on Pinterest. Let’s see how it goes (and how productive I can be during naptime!)