After Jack was born in 2009, I decided not to go back to work. It was a thrilling & scary decision. Truthfully, I was looking forward to being a SAHM (stay at home mom) from the moment I got pregnant. My job was getting increasingly stressful and I felt stuck in the career I was in.
But after I quit, I did not feel the sense of calm I thought I would.
I felt panic.
I felt lost.
I suffered a small identity crisis those first few months. I think it was the momentum of it all finally catching up to me. For the previous 10 years I had a fast paced, high intensity job. My mind was constantly "on" and everything seemed to move a mile a minute. And suddenly that all just stopped. The jerk of stopping so suddenly gave me emotional whiplash.
To remedy this situation & to supplement some of our lost income I took on a part time job. Now, I serve & bartend at a local restaurant. It's not a horrible gig. They are super flexible with my schedule and I love the people I work with. It's also the perfect break and gives me that much needed adult interaction that you crave when you stay home with a baby all day.
But it is not the career I want to have for the rest of my life.
And eventually after we are done having kids, I will want to go back to work full time.
So I am starting the job hunt now.
My goal is to find a part time job now that I can eventually parlay into a full time career later down the road.
Ideally, I would like to work the front desk at a doctor's office. I realize I have no experience in this field, so I know that I am probably going to have to start off at the very bottom. I'm OK with that and I can probably still work a few days at the restaurant in order to maintain our current income.
The hard part is the actual hunt. The hours spent searching for openings and submitting your resume. And then trying to convince someone that you are qualified and capable to preform the job even though you have no experience.
Fortunately, I am the queen of persuasion...
Wish me Luck!!!