Today was a big payday for me. It was Parent Day at school and thanks to Miss Natalia, I got to leave Lauren at home and in good hands so that I could go hang out with William and sing and do projects and eat snack with him and his friends at school. Tomorrow I get to do the same thing with Drew and her class and I'm so thankful for that, too.
When I stopped working 6 and a half years ago, the whole making-no-money thing was really hard. Not only relying on Chris for everything and knowing that it was his sole responsibility to support our family but just the fact that I was making no money and not contributing financially was difficult to accept. I had gone to school and worked hard to become successful in my job and then it was just - over. Now I realize that all of my previous actual paychecks put together didn't fulfill me as much as just one of my paychecks now.