So many changes this summer and so many to come. This year, this number 30, seems to have me all fired up. After much thinking about the here, the now and the future, I have decided it is time for me to go back to work. As I sat down to ready my resume for such a task, I realized that I have literally nothing (that counts anyway) to put on it.
While the sass in me would like to list all of the duties I have performed in the last 5 years, I know that corporate America has no sense of humor and the chance of my resume filled with "Cloth Diaper Engineer," "Chief Cook and Bottle Washer," "Tantrum Navigator" and the likes will end up even faster in the "File 13."
To some of you in blog land thinking "you are a stay-at-home-guru," "why would you want to go to work?" I will tell you that this is not a difficult decision for me. It has felt truly awful for the last few years to complain about my job (chiming in with other corporate mamas) when complaining about my job literally means complaining about my children. It makes me hate myself when I try to think of ways to put them to bed earlier or skip making dinner because we have already soaked all the fun out of the day and I have already fed them seven times.
I need to enjoy my kids again (maybe for the first time truly). I need to miss them. I need them to do kid things, with other kids, while I contribute in some other way than by wiping the "butts and mouths" of our future.
I am excited at the possibility! After my first round of applications, it took only 10 minutes for me to get the first rejection. Others soon to follow. I'm assuming this will be the pattern, trying to find this "first job." I plan to be completely up front about the "elephant in the room" however, acknowledging that I made that choice to stay home and am now more than ever ready to leave the confines of my house and make a mark.
Any tips? Any warnings? I'm open to them all. Below are the three of us at the pool. Perhaps one of the last (or not even close to the last) pictures of me and my current co-workers.
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