Then our holiday came... and went...
Scallywag had his first morning at preschool (incidentally he loves loves loves it!) and I realised that I had run out of excuses.
I started to do research into re-entering my old profession and discovered that jobs in private healthcare were few and far between and when available (in my field at least) they are choosing not to employ parttimers at the moment. It seemed that my only option was to return to the public hospital - doing day shifts, evening shifts, night shifts, and on-call.
As luck would have it, there was a parttime job available, but the very idea of making my family fit around the ever changing shifts put a huge brick at the bottom of my stomach.
It. Would. Not. Budge!
I tried to rationalise it, I asked myself if I was just being a spoilt brat, but I could not get rid of that feeling of dread. I knew that this position would allow us to make the purchases that we have been putting off, but it didn't make a return to work any easier. At this stage in my life family takes priority over finances.
I talked to friends and realised that my fears were valid. That they could totally relate to my fears and understood my concerns- thanks guys!
... And then just when I didn't expect it, opportunity came knocking and I grabbed hold with both hands! Do you know what, I can say with absolute certainty that it is a job which:
a) I would not have got without this little old blog.
b) I am going to enjoy it.
Its a funny old world and I am happy to jump at every opportunity that comes my way. I'm beginning to lose track of how many careers I have had, but none of them have been wasted. They have all contributed to me becoming the person that I am now. I'm not scared to take steps which others might see as a backwards. I see the potential for happiness, growth and personal fulfilment. In the end of the day, those are the things that count, right?
I've had a new haircut and I'm ready for new challenges! Bring it on...
Have you stayed in a job that you hate for too long or are you willing to make the jump into the great unknown?
More details on the job soon... this post is getting a bit long...
Please excuse the totally unrelated photos, but a post this wordy without photos is pretty boring isn't it!?!