Friday, August 5, 2011

Now Linkedin

Elle is two. So, my days as a SAHM (Stay-at-Home Mom) are probably numbered. There are braces to pay for, college in less than ten years and prom dresses to buy.

To be honest, I have checked the Sunday job section of the Plain Dealer since I resigned in 2002 to have Ryan. It started by being nosy. I knew everyone in my field at most universities. So, I wanted to stay up to date with who was where. And then it became dreaming. Dreaming of the old days where I got to eat lunch with other people that didn't need me to cut their food. And now I check the help wanted ads to make sure I am not missing a great part-time job.

I never expected to be a SAHM. If you would have bet me a million dollars in college, I would have bet you I'd work. But the reality of a newborn hit me like a ton of bricks. I wasn't sleeping. I couldn't manage. I was not fuctionioning at all so working was just not possible for me. And my husband was at a law firm that required long, long hours. The decision was easy to make but hard to grasp when it actually happened.

So yesterday, I joined Linkedin. A friend asked me if I was diving in. It's more like I am dipping my toes in. Not ready to jump but just thinking about the future. I saw on a friend's refrigerator once a magnet that said "Days with children are long but the years are short." As we creep closer to the start of school, the days are really, REALLY long. It always causes me to start thinking about work and my future. I just hope I can hang on until August 17.


Anonymous said...

I think it's a good idea to dip your toes in, you never may end up diving in. Either way, it's fun to look! ~Aldee

Val said...

This post is too funny. I was home for 3 yrs and went back to work. Now, I read blogs at work and dream of a day when I can be back home again! Also...about your previous fly post, I have the same problem! I heard it may be mice. We had an exterminator out and he found nothing. Please tell me if you find your source!

Kerri said...

don't forget Chagrin Valley Job Seekers - great connections!

Suzanne said...

I liked your thoughts on being a SAHM. I was one for 13 years (with 3 kids)and now work freelance jobs and whatever else is out there to supplement my husband's teacher's income!

The days have been very long lately since the busyness of summer is over. But I look forward to routine and maybe a little quiet time!

Glad to have found your blog through MBC! :)

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