Seasons

27 Mar

They say that life has it’s “seasons”, and the older I get the more I agree with this cliched way of thinking.

I have spend the past twelve years, more or less, as a stay at home mom. Sure, I’ve had part time jobs for most of that time but I spent much of my time home with the boys…And the housework.

Yesterday, on the eve of my thirty-eighth birthday, I accepted my first full time job since before Cameron was born.

I’m scared. Terrified even. I feel like I’ve spent a lifetime outside of the workforce, and I guess I have…Cameron’s lifetime. I feel like I’m giving up a piece of who I am…Mother of two and Bill’s wife. I’m a little nervous to be giving up the freedom I have working part time in a job where I have the ability to pick and choose when I work.

I’m excited! I can’t wait to start a new adventure and maybe find some of the confidence I had in myself before the boys came along.

What will I be doing you ask? I’m staying in the death care industry and moving on to be an office manager for the funeral home company that I’ve been working for for the past year and a half. I’ll be stepping away from parts of the job that I love, but I’m hopeful that in my new position I can find a way to continue to make a difference for the families we serve.

Full of all these mixed emotions about going back to work after so long, I know that this is the right thing to do for my family. I will be around less but when I am around we will be able to do more now that we will be a two income family. This is probably the best birthday gift I could give to us all, the chance to not only help our family financially but also figure out who I am besides wife and mother.

I’ve always had the utmost respect for full time working moms. I seriously don’t know how they do it, working all day then coming home to be full time mother and sometimes even a full time wife. I have a hard enough time keeping up with it all when I’m not spending a good portion of my waking hours outside the house. This should prove to be an exciting adventure for us all.

So on April 30th I greet the next “season” of my life.

Wish me luck…Oh and any advice you might have on being a working mom would be greatly appreciated.

Seasons

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