Thoughts for Thursday | My P/T SAHM Status

Thursday, September 17, 2015

 Since September 1st our lives have been so crazy and in a big adjustment period. The 6 months prior I had been throwing the idea around about trying to find some p/t work that would get me out of the house and exercise my mind a little. Of course, I wasn't actually searching, just praying that the right thing would come along and fall into my lap. And it did. I literally accepted a teaching position at SAU on August 10, found a sitter within 24 hours, and immediately started prepping for my first semester of teaching college. Mind you, before September 1st I hadn't taught since April of 2013, and those were 1st graders.
Since starting my job, I've been teaching once a week and grading assignments during naptime and in the evenings, plus creating lesson plans. I literally feel like I don't stop. The kids and I leave the house almost every morning just so we can go somewhere and play without any distractions. I feel like when I'm home I can get bogged down at the computer working or doing too many chores, when I should be playing with my babies. The chores have taken a bit of a back seat but I'm learning to adjust my routine, and set an alarm again.
Our sitter was working out wonderfully but, unfortunately, she had to have an emergency surgery this week and I'm now scrambling to find a replacement before Tuesday. And so far I'm not getting anywhere with that. Any prayers would be greatly appreciated. I'm so thankful that the kids have adjusted so well to me working, it's almost like they haven't even noticed. Even when they had a new, temporary, sitter this week. I get kisses and no tears when I leave and hugs when I return. Honestly, that's been the best part! I'm hardly away from them and they're always so happy to see me when I return.
So far the transition has been really great! I love teaching and this has definitely been a new learning experience for me. I also enjoy the feeling of having an income again. Not that anyone has ever made me feel inferior for not having an income, or using my Master's degree, but I have made my own money since I was 15 years old so it's a nice feeling again.
Thank you all for sticking with me through this as well. I know I've been a bit absent lately, but I still enjoy writing on my blog and connecting with all of you through our shared interest!
Thoughts for Thursday
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