Hey guys! First of all, happy July!!! This post has been overdue for a week but what better way to share this new season of my life than the start of a fresh new month? And I’m not talking about the summer season haha. So here it goes… after 6 wonderful years of working at an amazing charter school, Gompers Preparatory Academy (GPA), under the leadership of an extraordinary boss, I have resigned from my position as Musical Production Coordinator. It was one of the toughest decisions I had to make because I love where I worked, love what I did, love the people I worked with and love my students, but I needed to be at home to be with my kids full-time. We ended up staying in Temecula with my parents way longer than planned and I’ve commuted 1-2 hours per trip a day for a whole school year. Honestly, it was worth it but the drive just eventually took its toll on me and I couldn’t give my kids the 100% that they deserve. I have the worst mom guilt too so I would push myself, even when I needed to get sleep, to “make up” for the time I lost with them while I was at work. I couldn’t fulfill my duties at work anymore to the standards that need to be met as well and I couldn’t keep going on like that. It wasn’t fair to my boss or students so I knew the right decision for me was to step down.
Because GPA is so amazing though, I couldn’t cut ties completely so I do plan to go back like 4 times (or more as needed) a month to help with choreography and shows as an independent contractor. So it’s not a true goodbye but it’s still a huge change since I was there every day and it was still so hard to officially resign, turn in my keys, clean out my office and of course, spill the tea to my students. When I started in 2013, I was an executive assistant to one of the wonderful assistant principals then in 2016, I had the opportunity to become the Musical Production Coordinator and help start the program from the ground up alongside my boss. I have grown SO MUCH during my time at GPA. When I started, I was just newly married, no kids and had a lot to learn professionally. I’m so grateful to the best boss ever for his constant love, support, encouragement and patience. GPA will always have a special place in my heart!
So what now?… Well, I’m just soaking in all the time I have with my kids and truly appreciating the fact that I can stay home with them. It’s definitely not easier than working, and sometimes it actually can be harder but I wouldn’t trade it for the world. I know what to expect already since I’ve spent long periods of time as a temporary stay-at-home mom during my maternity leaves and on the weekends that my husband has a tournament, it’s just me and my 3 crazies lol. Honestly, I feel so blessed and grateful. Shoutout to my husband for supporting me with this decision, being my shoulder to cry on when I finally made my decision, and working a lot more to support us. This is a dream I had since Scarlett was born. I will still be blogging of course… definitely, more time for that. Thanks for following and being a part of my life 🙂