I gave up a quarter of a million dollars to be with my family
By Save. Spend. Splurge. on June 09, 2014
And it sucks. It’s really hard being a working mother, particularly since we have to go through 9 months carrying a child and then take at least 3 months off after the birth to recuperate and work through the newborn stage before getting back to work. I gave up a quarter of a million because it was a contract in another city (worth $250,000), and as a new mother, I now can’t really be away from Baby Bun for any long stretch of time until he is weaned off breast milk (6 months), and is old enough to be without his mother and main caretaker at night without being in some serious distress (right now, this is not an option, he is far too young to understand anything about working and careers.) It’s only money… but is it wrong to feel a little sad about the situation? . . .
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