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!