When I had my first son, I waited until the last week of my maternity leave to decide if I was going back to work. It was an agonizing decision for me, but ultimately we decided we could make it work if I stayed home so that I did! Fast forward 7 years , I decided to dust off my skills and put myself out there in the job market.
The idea of going back to work was always in my mind, I didn’t know when, but I knew it would happen. We bought our house last fall and quickly depleted our savings with the down payment and repairs. Fast forward one vacation, a few holidays and birthdays later and I knew it was time to see what was out there!
I was fortunate to get two job offers within a week of each other. I am grateful for that as I know people are searching and searching for jobs out there. So I picked the one that best works for us and our schedules and I start next week!
I’m nervous that I’ve forgotten how to interact with adults. I’m nervous about not being with my kids 24/7.
I will survive, right?
I’ve been out of the work game for so long, I’m afraid I’ll forget what being on a schedule feels like-we are go with the flow people so hopefully I can adjust quickly!
Now that I’ve admitted all my fears, I’m hoping you all will tell me it will be okay, right??
Truth be told, I am a teeny bit excited too. Getting this job will be a great way for me to finally get to know the community we are in, we’ve been here 6 months and I haven’t made a whole lot of friends.
So, has anybody out there made the transition from a SAHM to a WOHM after several years? Any hot tips you want to share? I’d love to hear them!
Wish me luck!