I am thinking of renaming this blog to be "Gross Shite that I Saw While Being a SAHM." Today was my first official day with LO as a SAHM. We kept Poppins on full time last month as we wanted to give her some notice before we went part time. I wish that we could keep her full time until I find a new job but it isn't possible for us. It is really hard to be home all the time. I love, love, love the time with her but it is a lot of work. We had a play date today with another SAHM with three boys. Her youngest is a little bit older than LO and it was refreshing to see her relaxed attitude with number three. I have been arranging a lot of play dates and catching up with friends as I felt very isolated while working. I was always too tired to see anyone or do anything.
After our play date, we headed to the mall to pick up my new interviewing suit. I have an interview with a recruiter tomorrow and I am very nervous. I am writing this post while I should be polishing my resume and reading 250 Job Interview Questions. It has been so long since I have gone on an interview that my suit looked straight out of Working Girl.
I have talked to some other recruiters on the phone and they all ask me to envision my next job and I am at a loss for what to say. I want an interesting job with a little flexibility. Before LO, all I thought about was money when it came to my career but now I value a little flexibility with hours so I could take LO to a toddler class once a week for an hour. I would sacrifice lunch hours and money to be given a little leniency. But that is not a popular answer when talking to a recruiter. So I hope that tomorrow goes well and maybe I will find my dream job soon.
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