It’s been two weeks since my last day at work. My days have been filled with mommy duty and trying to be my best version of a Stepford wife. Is it just me or do other SAHM’s feel like it doesn’t matter what they do the house is NEVER all clean at the same time? The living room is spotless, now onto the kitchen, ok that’s good now… wait, the living room is a mess again! Drives me crazy.
So between all of the
soap opera watching and bon-bon eating housework and job searching I’m trying to come up with a plan of action. One option that keeps floating around my brain is school and a new career. I know its never too late to essentially start over, but completing a degree and a totally new career at 30 sounds scary. (No, I’m not 30 yet, but I will be by the time I’m done with school.)
I don’t just want to take the first opportunity to offer me some money and get stuck grinding my wheels for the rest of my life. If I’ve got to work, which most of us do, I want to attempt to enjoy just a little of it. Maybe I should pursue my original goal way back when I graduated high school and through my first couple years of college: education. A teacher or educator of some sort.
The cons to this option are: It’s not a high-paying job and I’ll be in quite a bit of debt by the time I’m done. I also will need to come up with some sort of income during school which will be hard. My plan would be to complete my bachelor’s and then also get my masters. The pros would be: Summers off! Haha, just kidding. Having a job that I really like is most important.
I have time to make a decision because I can’t start school tomorrow, but I need a plan. A better one than just applying for admin and HR jobs that really, I don’t want.
So I suppose this is just a rambling of jumbled up ideas trying to find the answer to my question. Now what?
Sher Bailey is a writer in the Midwest who believes the power of humor, Mod Podge, and grandkids can fix most problems in life. You can find her at SherBailey.com.