The count down is over. Both of my kiddos are now in school full time and I am now standing at a cross road of what to do next! I am so happy that the kids are in school and my youngest is so excited to be going to school that it’s hard to feel sad about it. The house is quite and I have had time to organize and clean. I have found a new love/appreciation for the toys they leave out. I find myself watching the clock a lot and am so happy when the school day is done!
Everyone keeps asking me what’s next and the truth is I don’t know. I always thought I would just go back to work full time when this phase of life hit. The reality of it all is a little more complex. First before and afterschool care in my area is hard to come by and expensive! I’m on a few wait lists, but they more or less told me not to hold my breath. I am hoping to find something part-time or that I can do from home. I’m not interest in selling any MLM items or answering questioners LOL. I’m hoping that I can dust off some old work contacts and maybe get something that way. Ideally I could come up with some business I could work from home, but no light bulb has popped on.
I want the perfect career…ya know!?! I want the one that let’s me earn a decent income as well as something that is fulfilling to me! I want flexibility to take the kids to school and pick them up when their Dad can’t. I want to be home to enjoy the evenings with my family and make it to the kids events/activities.
This will be the first whole week of school so I’m not feeling any pressure to jump into the working world just yet. My goal is to have some direction by the first of the year. Until then I will be purging the house, working out more, maybe blogging more, and helping out at the kids school. I’ve been a SAHM for 8 years. I’m nervous about what the coming months will bring my way, but excited and little sad too!
Cheers to a new chapter!!!