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Thanks book :)

I appreciate the insight. I think that's the part I was worried about: cold turkey.

I've pretty much decided that I won't do anything over the late spring and summer - just get caught up on life, taking care of overdue things and of course spending more time with the girl. I think that beginning next fall, when she starts school again, I will look for something to do part time. I may volunteer at her school too. It's a small school, no PTA, etc - so they are grateful just to have folks show up and lend a hand. I am toying with the idea of going back to school to train for a new career.

We are very close also and I know I am going to miss her bunches when she goes off to college.

For better or worse, parenting has been as much of a job for me as my for-pay job and by that I mean, I have put the same energy and time into both, which I think explains our close relationship despite my working out of the home. That has left little time for me or my marriage and my health, hobbies, etc.

So while I do want to spend more time with her...I also hope to catch up on these other areas.

You know how the grass always looks greener on the other side? I just hope it truly is greener :) I think working has been a part of my identity for a long time.

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