Wow! Has it really been almost 3 months since I have posted?!!? HOLY COW! Who knew taking a new job would suddenly render me out of commission on blogging. Who knew that by adding ONE MORE hour to a normal work day, would leave someone so utterly tired with feet KILLING me that I would only come home, eat dinner with the family and zonk out as soon as the kids were in bed only to wake up and do it the very next day.
So if you remember from my last post back in February that I had taken a new job at an outpatient clinic. Enjoyed it for the most part except the long days and the constant running around the clinic (I averaged over 10,000 steps a day just at the clinic alone!). My husband was able to make his work schedule fit our family’s needs, however it grew to be more and more difficult. He ended up losing his co-worker and friend at the end of February and life became chaotic from then on. He would have to get up at the crack of dawn to get started so that in hopes our son wouldn’t have to spend the entire day at the sitter, however it didn’t always work out. An overnight out-of-state trip here, several long, trying days there, selling a house, a week-long move since I was unable to take days off, potty training, and getting acclimated to a new house with a 8-year-old and a 2-year-old and completely new hours for school and work ALL while trying to learn a new job, someone just had another plan for our family. We can say we tried, however it was just not meant to be. So beginning May 11th, I am going back to my old job, so that I may have the flexibility in my schedule that my family needs. No longer will I have to try to wake my cranky (now 3-year-old) up at the crack of dawn and get him up and functioning, fed, dressed and out the door, while dropping both him and my daughter off at school because she can no longer ride the bus from our new neighborhood. No longer will I come home about 6:15 to find that my husband was doing his best to throw a meal together so that I wouldn’t have to do that after a 9+ hour day. No longer will this momma only exist to her family, but she will be back on her feet (without them hurting or the sharp, shooting pains that come from the uncomfortable shoes I had to wear), enjoying time once again with her husband and kids like she should be.
Life isn’t all about making the money in life. Life is about making ends meet and enjoying what you have in front of you. As I eagerly count the days until my return back to my previous work family (whom I GREATLY missed), I will enjoy what I have learned thus far at my new job, be thankful for the new bonds I have formed and the people who I have met, however my first priority is my family at home. Our happiness and health is most important.
What have YOU been up to lately?