I’m sitting at my computer looking for jobs because I’ve been at home with my little ones for almost three years now and I’m ready to work again. Problem is, every time I see the hours posted for a corporate job, I cringe. Typically, jobs start between 8am and 9am in the morning. My son’s bus is at 8:30am. In reality, most parents have duel working households and they managed to figure it out. Before school and after school services are available. I know this, yet I’m having a hard time giving up seeing my kids get on the bus and watching them run down the driveway after school excited to tell me about their day. At least, that’s my oldest child. The other two are in preschool part-time. I’d need to find additional care for them.
It’s possible. It’s one-hundred percent doable to make all of this happen. The majority of my friends do this every single day and I admire their busy schedules. I also admire having two incomes in a household for financial as well as other reasons such as the feeling of self-worth.
I’m in a strange place right now trying to figure out how to straddle both worlds. A place where I can be with my kids more than afternoons and weekends, and also a place I can be around adults, applying myself, and bringing home some additional funds.
Solution! Part-time work? It’s not that easy. Most companies are not looking for part-time help, they want full-time bodies sitting in seats at a desk. Totally understandable, even if it doesn’t fit my needs at this time. I think my solution is to keep plugging away. I’ll wade through the options I find and continue networking.
Things generally do work out for the best, but I’ve learned from the past I can’t sit on my ass waiting for it to happen. It takes one step at a time to climb a mountain.