Today is a very big day for me. I have an interview this afternoon with our local school district. Interviews are always a pretty big deal, especially if like me, you have been a full time mom for over five years.
I find it amazing that it’s been over five years since first becoming a sahm. As a young adult I always pictured myself as more of a "career mom" than a sahm. I had Nathan in April of 2002 and I graduated ( with honors! ) with my bachelor’s degree in social work in May of 2002.
Right after graduation, it became pretty clear to me that daycare costs for a baby would take up far too much of an entry level social worker’s salary. I wanted to stay home but at the same time, I felt like I had to. Then Austin came and well two kids in daycare would have certainly ate up my entire crap salary. Then came our last child Haley. Now that Nathan is in all day Kindergarten and Austin is in half day preschool, I feel like I can now try to find work and maybe actually bring some money home after daycare, GASP! 😉
So here I am hours before my first interview in a VERY VERY LONG TIME. I have always been told how wonderful I am at interviews, so I am not really nervous about that part. It is AFTER the interview I am nervous AND EXCITED ABOUT.
It is bittersweet for me. Finding a job at this point in time is more about being in financial need than my desire right now, but such is life. I know whatever happens is meant to be. I have always been a firm believer in that..
I am ready for a change, staying home has been the hardest job I have ever loved but NOW is the time.
Soooooooo with any luck my job will be in teaching or social work.
That is where my heart is.
Wish me luck! 🙂
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