Into the Great Wide Open

Today would have been my first day back from maternity leave. Instead, I’m hanging out with my little dude.

I feel so lucky to be able to stay home with Willem while he’s little. So thankful to Chris, to my parents for teaching me to live within my means, to myself for working hard and saving for a rainy day (for THIS rainy day, it turns out), to so many chance and luck kind of things that have transpired to bring me to this day. I know a lot of people don’t have an option and have to go back to work. Today, I am incredibly grateful to be exactly where I am. Doing what I’m doing.

Which today is a little grant application writing, some dreamy gazing at the suddenly growing garden, and a lot of this:

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