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Wednesday, July 16, 2014

New job, wild life

What a whirlwind week. I resigned from my old job at the university because they wanted me to continue working in the office full-time, and I just couldn't do that. I was incredibly anxious about how we would make ends meet without my income, but in perfect timing, I was offered a part-time editing job working from home for MTF. God is good. I joyfully accepted, of course, and went in for job training this morning while my mom watched Frankie.

I posted this on Facebook yesterday: "The new job will allow me to work from home so I can be a full-time mama as well as a part-time editor. I'm grateful for this chance to grow my career while caring for my family, and looking forward to learning the balancing act of the working mom!" Little did I imagine how quickly that "balancing act" comment would become reality. This morning was a comedy of errors. Frankie decided to join the anti-sleep brigade and allowed me to get a total of 4 hours of (very interrupted) sleep last night. My pump stopped working so I was frantic trying to find a way to get milk for Frankie for the time my mom would be watching him (luckily it started working again after much fiddling). And right before I left the house this morning, the little one decided it was the perfect time to blow out his diaper ... all over my nice work blazer. GREAT. Somehow I still managed to make it to my training on time, and I won't have to go into the office again for a while so this won't be a regular occurrence. Bright sides abounding.

This is going to mean even more sporadic blogging, since working 20 hours a week plus 24/7 baby watching plus the whole cooking/cleaning/housekeeping routine does not a lot of free time make. I actually considered taking a break from blogging for a while, but then I realized I couldn't do that, because blogging is my release and I would be even more stressed without it. Thanks for your patience, guys. I'm going to try to make up in quality what my posts will lack in quantity.

Aaaaand here's a random pic of us at a wedding over the weekend, because it's just not a post without a visual, right?


By the way, Land's End wins my heart forever and ever. Their dresses are cute, affordable, modest, AND nursing-friendly. Best of all worlds.

p.s. My mom snapped this photo of Frankie and me to celebrate my first day as a working mom:


It's going great so far!

8 comments:

  1. You can do it!!! And it's going to be awesome. Hang in there!

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  2. I'm not ashamed to say I just got that dress in 2 colors, LOL. It looks fabulous on you!

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    1. Nice!! I wish I'd gotten more colors. :) And thanks! Hope you love it as much as I do!

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  3. Way to go -- figuring out a new work situation that will allow you to mother *and* feel like you are contributing financially to your family *and* satisfy the parts of yourself that desire to be engaged in meaningful, interesting work. Trifecta!

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    1. That is the PERFECT way of putting it! Thanks!

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  4. Congrats on the new job!
    You guys all look fabulous in the picture! I love those color on you!

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  5. Hey, you just started following me on Insta, so I checked out your blog and wound up on this post because I also work from home and it has been ... not what I expected. Anywho, trotting off to read the rest of your archives now! Nice to e-meet you!

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