So I got a job. Sort of. I didn't even have to interview for the gig. My dear college friend referred me to a woman who is running her own little virtual administrative support company. She lives in Israel, so it's a bit convoluted, but none-the-less it's a job. I get to work from home, which has it's pro's and cons. Pros, I can do the work from the comfort of my sofa in my slippers, with the kids running around. Cons, I can do the work from the comfort of my sofa in my slippers, with the kids running around. Get it?
There was a part of me that was looking forward to putting on the heels, getting on the BART and heading to an office away from the dust bunnies, the dirty laundry, and my two darlings. But there was also a part of me struggling to reconcile how my husband and I could both be away from home 40 hours a week and still keep this ship sailing.
My first project is a recruiting project, and quite honestly I am getting paid an embarrassingly low rate for my efforts. So low that I would hesitate to share it with a future prospective employer. But as I told my husband, who looked at me with raised eyebrows, you pay a price for working from home, when you want to, with your kids right there, and look at this way, no dry cleaning bills! I am actually excited about the work, and so far I like the woman that I am working for. I am anticipating approximately 15 hours per week, which should hopefully give me plenty of other time to take care of my mama duties, and to continue with my mama blog.
Wish me luck.