After 10 years, I have re-entered the world of the working.
Back up......as to not offend anyone......I have reentered the world of "working outside the home."
I have had odd jobs here and there: part time gigs and violin lessons, etc.
But those days are gone. Probably for good.
Now I'm working shifts where I'm away from the house for 9+ hours at a time. That's a long time to be away from these three kids who drain my energy yet fuel my soul.
It has not been the easiest transition period for our family, but we're working through it.
And it is time. Really, it's past time. We've stretched and sacrificed financially for ten years and even though I'm hardly bringing in the big bucks right now, every little bit of extra helps. (Especially when your 5.5 year old is still highly dependent on formula feedings.....and your 8 year old wants to play sports......and your 9 year old wants to go to art camp and probably needs braces soon.....) Who knew kids were so dang expensive? ;)
Since I'm in the midst of changing careers, I am at the "bottom" of the totem pole work wise. Literally. I spend my days working with patients and helping meet their most basic needs......
And you know what?
So far? I love it.
Plus, the schedule is flexible so right now I work late in the evening when Todd's available to be home with the kids so we don't have to pay child care and Owen doesn't have to transition more than necessary.
Do Todd and I get to see each other?
Why? Is that important in a marriage?
I had no idea actual time together was important?!
Don't worry. This "ships passing in the night" phase of our lives won't last forever.
Hopefully this whole going back to school and changing careers and more flexibility will be a good thing for our family in the long run.
Working Girl Selfie?
Nothing sexier than navy scrubs and stark white leather tennis shoes.......can I get an A to the Men?