I’ve had a little homesteading dream for a few years now, one in which I’m able to stay home with my children until they’re both in school, and one in which our family strives to be as self-sustaining as possible. Over the years T and I have put our energy into learning to make many of the things we purchase, knowing that if I were ever to stay home with the kids we’d need to save money in every way possible.
Now that I’m home and my maternity leave nears an end, that time has come. Earlier this month I resigned from my library job in the City, ironically it was the same day the board of trustees granted my tenure. It could be that I’m completely crazy for leaving a tenured job with a nice salary and full health insurance for the entire family, but it would feel even crazier returning to said job and putting both of my kids into daycare 11 hours a day, five days a week, just so I could spend a huge portion of my day commuting to and from the City. I lived that life for three years, and it took its toll. I was sick of being a weekend mama.