Yesterday was my last day of nutrition counselling for a while. And by “while” I mean a number of years- two or three or even more. For those of you who read my post last week over at the Yummy Mummy Club on becoming a stay-at-home-Mom, you’ll know that I am both excited and terrified to take on this new role and put my practice on hold. I’ve decided to take an early maternity leave to hang out with my son before my new baby arrives in June and then stay at home with my little ones for a few years. I never thought I’d utter those words, but it’s true.
I’m happy, grateful, excited, nervous and terrified.
All at the same time.
But When my son tells me that he’s ” sooo cited!” (so excited) about Mommy being at home for good, my fears, doubts, and any anxiety that I had washes away and I know in my heart that I’m making the right decision.
But saying goodbye to my clients was really REALLY difficult- especially the ones that I have been working with for a long time. The ones that have made HUGE changes in their lives, whether it be losing weight that they’ve struggled to lose for years and looking fantastic on their wedding day, recovering from a life-threatening Eating Disorder, or being able to finally conceive and deliver a healthy baby, through better nutrition. The ones that hug me after each and every appointment. These clients are the reason that I love my job and am so passionate about nutrition and wellness. They are the reason that I have never questioned my decision to start up a private practice at such a young age instead of working full time in the hospital or public health setting. I’m so grateful for the past 7 years of being able to work one-on-one with such amazing, motivated and inspiring people and I look forward to working with them again in the future.
For now, I will continue to nurture my love for nutrition and health through writing (another passion of mine). In between diaper changes, nursing sessions, play-dates and likely during naps, I will be writing content for my blogs, pitching cool nutrition and health stories to magazines and even working towards someday writing… I’m going to say it…a book! Who knows…
Maybe I should call myself a “work-at-home-Mom” instead;)
Wish me luck!!