I think it’s time to tell you all my big news. I didn’t just happen to decide to go to the Social Security Office because it sounded like fun. The reason I needed a new Social Security card this week is that I have a new job!
Yep, I’m excited. Although I’ve done work from home in the meantime, it has been quite a while since I worked full-time away from home, and I am definitely ready to leave SAHMhood behind.
Don’t get me wrong. I love my kids, and I enjoy spending time with them. If I didn’t like being with them, at the very least I would have sent them to school rather than kept them home with me all day for educational purposes. However, I am greatly looking forward to:
- Meaningful daily interactions with adults (yes, my husband is an adult, but you know what I mean).
- Multiple consecutive hours of work time uninterrupted by screaming, ominous silences, or emergencies involving bodily fluids.
- Having a reason to wear something other than jeans and yoga pants on a regular basis.
My new employer is a business-to-business sales outsourcing company called Netpique. I am their new Marketing Coordinator, and will be designing their internal and external communications. The office is fairly small, with plenty of room for creativity and innovation, so I think it’s a pretty perfect fit. And I really like the people who will be working with me.
Tony is currently on paid leave from work and is rearranging his schedule to accommodate being home when I’m gone, since he will be taking a stint as a stay-at-home-dad.
Whether he will fulfill the children’s expectation that he play games with them all day every day remains to be seen. But he’s already more organized about homemaking than I ever was. He’s undertaken a complete home reorganization project and made himself a binder full of healthy recipes, along with a weekly breakfast, lunch, and dinner schedule.
In the meantime, I am working on making our homeschool curriculum as open-and-go as possible, checking out audiobooks for my commute, and trying to decide what to wear on my first day at work.
Wish me luck!
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Best to you all. I will look forward to your blogs about this new arena in your lives also. Our son, Anthony, and his wife, Jana, have similar roles – he is the stay at home dad while Jana is working full-time and starts Monday. They are pretty amazing at it and I believe you two will be also.
Good luck to you Sarah!!! And to Tony… 😉
Good luck and congratulations!
argh… getting ready for that first day, the new clothes, some make up (maybe)… I wish you all the best.
It will be a wonderful new phase of your life. I can see you getting ready! Exciting.
Congratulations and good luck! I haven’t braved full-time working motherhood yet, but mine are only 4 and zero. That said, I LOVE my part time work for the very reasons you mentioned. I hope you’ll blog about how you and Tony balance the transition and homeschooling this coming year.
I hope it’s all splendid. Seems like a nice change of pace for everyone.