November 18, 2009

Officially a Working Mother...and getting paid for it!

Wow, it's been one week since I wrote, but I have good reason.

I am officially a Working Mother! Well, I have always been a working mother, but now I'm getting paid for it!

I have been thinking about getting part time work, once Miss T goes to school full time next year. But this opportunity just fell into my lap, and I can't let it go.

I am back in my previous career, which surprises me because I always said I wanted to have a change. But good working conditions, job flexibilty, and being only 2 minutes away from the school has swayed me.

I was offered this position last Friday, and I started work two days ago. I worked Monday and Tuesday, and today is my day off! And I am appreciating that! Miss T and I went shopping, made muffins, coloured in and watched Cinderella.

I am working part time, school hours, two or three days a week. It's very flexible. I can still do the school drop off and pick up, have a couple of days off during the week, work in an air conditioned office and spend some time out in the field. It's a quiet country office, and I already know the two ladies who work there. Can it get any better?

My job can be stressful, but I am a different person now, to when I worked before the kids came along. The environment, and workload will be different, and I have a good attitude and enthusiastic approach to helping people. (This sounds like a job application letter, and to those people who didn't bother returning my calls about work I enquired about, suck it up! You missed me!)

10 comments:

Terri said...

Congrats on the job! Don't you love it when things just work out the way you want them to?

Foursons said...

Yea! Congrats! I bet it is doing wonders for you psyche too- being able to get out there and feel like someone other than Mom. Awesome!

Allegra Posts for Rose said...

Hey! Congrats to you!!

blueviolet said...

Wow! That was a quick turnaround! Congratulations!

Doodles said...

That is wonderful. It's always nice to be able to work outside the house even if it's just to see a different set of walls. Maybe that is just my opinion cause I work from home and I am alays wanting to get out a little.

jeanie said...

That is excellent news, Farmers Wife!!

Nothing nicer than getting validation within school hours with pay - and a few days off a week.

Wins all around, I say!

Farmers Wife said...

thanks everyone xx

Kristin said...

Good for you! I'm still struggling with the whole not bringing home an income thing, though I cherish the time I have with my little dude!

Laurie said...

Congratulations!! That is very exciting!

mayberry said...

Congratulations! Have been out of the loop for awhile, such great news to come back to!