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!