Saturday, November 2, 2013


Well, I have had an eventful couple of days that have left me with some serious mixed emotions. Remember the job interview I had about 2 weeks ago? It went really well, and the guy interviewing me pretty much told me in so many words that if my background check came back okay, then I had the job. They had me come in a few days later and "shadow" for an hour to see if I liked the job- I loved it! Working with developmentally disabled people is just such a rewarding, fun job! All the people and my soon-to-be co-workers seemed to like me right from the start. So, as I was driving home after shadowing, I was feeling excited about starting a new job, and making some extra money for my family.

But then the guilt of the thought of leaving my babies to go work set in. I started weighing the pros and cons of going to work. The pros:

  • Make extra money for my family.
The cons:

  • We will have to get another car, which will add a monthly car payment to our bills.
  • I will be away from my babies for 40 hours a week.
  • I won't see much of my husband for 2 days out of the week.
So, pretty quickly, I decided even if I did get offered the job, I was gonna turn it down.

I had not heard from the place I applied to in over a week, and I assumed that they probably hired someone else. Well, Friday afternoon I got a call from one of the people that interviewed me. They said my background check had just come back, and they wanted me to start Monday. Before I could even get an answer out they told me how much I'm going to be making.... Let's just say they are offering way more than what I was expecting. Like so much more I would be an idiot to not take this job. With what they are offering we could easily afford another car, and I could handle leaving the kids to work. I'm sure it will be really hard at first, but if I know I am making a pretty decent living to make their lives better- I would do it! I accepted the position, and I am reporting for my first day to work in nearly 11 months, on Monday at 9am!

Roger and I have a friend who is a car salesman; he hooked us up with an awesome deal on a used little Chevy Malibu. It's gonna be perfect for my commute, and there is plenty of room in the backseat for 2 car seats!

I'm excited, but I gotta be honest, I'm kinda freaking out. Since yesterday afternoon I have cleaned the entire apartment, I've picked me and the kids outfits out for the week, I've made some freezer meals so I don't have to come home and cook, and I made a daily schedule for Roger so he knows what to do hour-to-hour with the kids.

I've got to take some deep breaths and CALM down! Everything's gonna work out just fine, right??


  1. Wow!!! Yes, GOd is doing something with this! How exciting :) Congrats on the new job and hope the first week goes great!

    1. Thank you! It has been a good week so far. I am loving my new job!

  2. How did this all go? Better than your fears proclaimed? I hope so!

    1. Thanks for checking in with me! Me and the kids caught a bad cold, so I am way behind in my blog reading, commenting, and posting! Everything has worked out great though! I did manage to get a new post up today, so check it out for more details, lol! I hope you are doing well!