Last week, I went back to work. I dug out my pencil skirt and blouse from the back of my closet and dropped Silas off at Grandma’s house for the day.
It’s funny how things work out sometimes. I was always interested in being part-time after I had Silas, but I knew that my position at work wouldn’t allow for that. I stepped down in June and decided to stay home with my boy.
It couldn’t have come at a better time. Just when I was getting super lonely staying at home, my old boss contacted me. She asked if I would be interested in working part of my old job one day a week to help her out. She had filled my position but the person who took my job found another one and opened this door up for me.
It’s a perfect situation in all aspects. I still get to be with Silas most of the time. Seth’s mom gets to bond more with her grandson. I get a sprinkle of adult interaction and brain stimulation during the week and I get to make a little extra dough.
I didn’t realize how much of an extrovert I am. I adore my son and love staying home with him, but I have this need to be around other people. It gives me energy and makes me happy. I would go on walks just to get outside and have the chance of running into other humans. I would actually take the time to have a meaningful conversation with the checkout lady at the grocery store. I made as many lunch dates with friends as I could.
Working one day a week will give me the opportunity to be with other adults and have some real conversations. It will get me out of the house and give me a reason to shower and get dressed. I am looking forward to having more balance in my life.
This is not the only change our family has seen recently. Within the last month, Seth started a new job. He is really excited about his new adventure. He gets to travel more and work from home when he is not away.
We are feeling really blessed for these changes. Good things are happening here. Life is great.