It has finally happened.
According to some, I’ve lost my mind. Others think I must need a hobby.
Bottom line? Next month, I head back into the working world.
Ok, that’s silly. I haven’t exactly been lazy these past five years. Between cooking, cleaning, scheduling, keeping children thriving, and working on this lil’ ol’ blog, I’ve been busy … just like every mother on the planet.
(we’re a unique breed, you know?)
This “SAHM” hiatus was only supposed to be a brief venture; I quit teaching when the Little Lady was a year old, ready to be the sole influence in my wee tot’s life until she started school.
I have also missed “formally” working. I’ve missed teaching and being in a classroom. I’ve missed collaborating with peers over lesson plans.
Next month, I re-enter that world … but this time, I’ll be in the Preschool Arena.
(you know — I just don’t get enough Kidlet Crazy Situations in my life.)
I have the feeling I’ll just be a little more tired. That’s all.
Am I nervous about this change? Absolutely. I don’t know how to manage everything I already do AND add a new major time-committment to the mix. But I know our family is ready for this; I will be working at the preschool my children already attend and my hours will be the same as theirs. It’s the best of both worlds, really.
Excited. Nervous. Happy. A wee bit Anxious. I’m feeling all of it as I gear up this huge change.
But, I believe this is the right decision for me and my family. Besides, working with preschoolers can’t be any harder than working with high-schoolers, right?
Repeat after me: This is gonna be good.
[exceptional-citing quoted=”rachel” template=”bubble-gray-round” date=”” ]Pssssst … any tips for me as I “go back to work”?[/exceptional-citing]