Making the adjustment from Stay at home mom to working outside the home


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!

Now-I’m terrified!!!!

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!

About Heather Stevens

Heather is a Michigan mom of two awesome boys and married to her High School sweetheart. When she is not blogging she is getting into mischief and blaming it on the dog, packing Angry Birds in her husband's lunch, and crying about getting older.