After 6 Years of Being A SAHM

Yes, this is the same Amy at Will Run For Ice Cream. And yes this poor blog has been neglected. Why? Because I've found it difficult to maintain two blogs. Then why keep both? Because I've also found it very difficult to try to combine the two blogs into one blog. My topics are often very different. And besides, the domain name is TodaysWordsOfGlass. I mean come on.... it's a pretty cool domain name with my last name being Glass. And I really just don't to give that up. Hey, just being honest here.

So, I'm going to give this managing multiple blogs thing another try. I'm still not exactly sure how this will work, but I'll learn as a I go. Isn't that basically what life is anyway? I mean does anyone really have the answers or do we just learn as we go, hopefully learn from our mistakes, and keep on keeping on?

So here goes :)

After 6 years of  being a stay-at-home Mom to Lil Man, I have rejoined the workforce outside of the home. (I'll pause a moment to let that sink in.)
Honestly, I think I was still in shock until the 3rd or 4th day of school that I was actually working outside of the home again.

Speaking of shock, I'm an active person. Most of you know that. But my first day at work, with over 22,000 steps for the day, I went to bed when Lil Man went to bed. I was exhausted. Finally by the end of the week, I was able to stay awake until 9pm.

So, I guess I should tell you what I'm doing. I left that part out. ;) I'm a non-instructional aide at my son's school. I help cover lunch and recess. So I have enough time to get him on the bus, get myself ready for work, eat breakfast, clean up around the house a little, make my lunch, hopefully get some writing/social media work done, and then I head to work.

Once I get off work, I usually have just enough time to unpack my lunch bag and clean that up along with some odds and ends chores before I get him from the bus stop.

I admit that I'm still adjusting to working outside of the home. I'm a planner, and my plan has been adjusted more than once. And I'm sure it will be adjusted again as we are working out the kinks.

But isn't that life? Going with the ebb and flow....

I know you are all curious how I like working outside of the home. The truth is.....

I really like it! Yes, I admit that I do miss the freedom of being a stay-at-home Mom when it comes to the flexibility. I miss the ability to run to the grocery store, or hit the gym, or do various things on my own time frame. So I'm having to adjust to doing things around a set working schedule. But I really like what I'm doing. I love working with the kids. My co-workers are awesome. I can't say enough good things about the school. I feel incredibly blessed to have this job. I've been there 4 days, and I already have a nasty cold. Yep, I'm serious. Hello germs! ha ha I suppose it was bound to happen.

I was so incredibly nervous to look for employment. I mean it's been so long since I've worked outside of the home. And I admit I was super nervous when I walked into the school the first couple of days. But I have to say that I was immediately welcomed!

So there you have it, after 6 years of being home with my son, I have rejoined the workforce outside of the home. And I'm feeling pretty excited about it.

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  1. I hear ya! It can be tough to find a balance. Still trying to figure that out myself. So glad that having good coworkers make it easier for you. I guess we just take it one day at a time.


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