Considering My Options

Sorry for this brain dump of a post, I just wanted to write down how I’ve been feeling about work and life recently.

For a little while now, I’ve been ‘considering my options’. Thinking about what I want to do when Jack goes to nursery. Now that Jack is in nursery for 5 days a week, half a day each time – I’m a little lost. I’m getting some work done but I feel a little ‘out of the loop’ and I miss the social side of things. Like most other people, I could also probably do with some more money each month so I was considering going back to work part time.

I’ve seen a couple of jobs I’m thinking about applying for, I’ve got in contact with old employers to check they are still okay with being references on my updated CV – I just want to do something.

I also went to an Arbonne talk with Emily yesterday where we listened to Wendy talk about the company. I’ve always been a little skeptical about this kind of work but she really won me round with her informative talk. So that is something to think about too.

Perhaps I will just carry on working from home and perhaps do a few things here and there to get out and be more sociable. Perhaps I will go back into retail or perhaps I will take a completely different avenue. It’s certainly something to think about.

Have you ever felt like this?

21 comments / Add your comment below

  1. Ugh it is just so hard to know what to do. I don’t think that there is necessarily a right or a wrong, just an option you choose that works for you personally and your family. You know you can earn money online, but you also know the stress that comes with that.

  2. It’s interesting to read your thoughts on maybe going back to work. I can totally understands it feels a bit lonely being home all day when Jack is at nursery. I also totally understand that you want to make some more money. Good luck on considering your options.

  3. It’s interesting to read this kind of post. I believe you learn more about the poster by reading these kinds of posts than question/answer posts. At the end of the day, you are the one who needs to make the choice. I’d simply advise taking your time. Consider every choice you make carefully. Things will come together in the end x

  4. My daughter started school this week and I would be feeling exactly the same if I wasn’t 9 months pregnant. Think I have bought myself a couple more years of being a full time mummy. 🙂 x

  5. I’ve always worked once out of uni, apart from my year of maternity leave but I’m now in the situation where I’ve changed jobs (to a contracted one- I wanted permanent but took this on the basis that most got taken on permanently. As soon as I started they changed to only take on contracts), and have really been too long out of my old industry to go back. It does worry me, because if and when this contract finishes, there’s nothing of similar pay near here, and I’d have to travel a lot further again, or totally take a pay cut.

    Thinking and planning for jobs and careers is a nightmare when you’re working around kids too.

    Hope you make a decision soon and that the right thing for you lands in your lap.

  6. Aw lovely, it’s awful when you’re feeling a little lost isn’t it?
    All I can say is that you’ll know what’s right when the right choice presents itself – take your time, have a think and make the decision for you and what’s going to be best for you and your family.
    To me, from what you’ve written it seems like you do want to go back to work you’re just not sure what or where? What do you really want to do?
    I hope you’re feeling better and sorted soon
    X X

  7. Decisions, decisions! Think of all the wonderful opportunities that lay ahead! You could do voluntary work, or meet friends or get a part-time job you enjoy – it’s all super exciting and I can’t wait to see what you end up doing 🙂 xx

  8. I think it’s normal to feel like this. One of the girls at my work has been telling me she feels the say now her little girl starts school. There are loads of mummy bloggers out there in the same position as you so you could always try and socialise with them.

  9. I felt like this when I came to the end of my maternity leave a few years back but decided to throw myself into blogging and so glad I did – I know have a great social life with bloggers I see often and work is good – I think whatever you do do it with your heart and you will be happy

    Laura x

  10. Of course I have felt like this. I actually feel like this a lot, especially now that I am in Germany and I am not 100% happy here. My job is great, but I hate Germany (even though I am German myself and I am actually from the city that I am currently living in). I’ve lived too long in England and I am always looking for jobs there again.

  11. I feel like this too, like I miss actually going to work and socialising with customers and staff.

    Wouldn’t it be amazing if us bloggers could go to offices and all sit down and “work” together haha!!! Would be pretty cool in my opinion although im sure we wouldn’t get any work done lol xx

  12. Yes, i feel unsure at times – I am enjoying Pickle being with me and I don’t want to rush towards him starting part time nursery in January. He goes to play group two mornings at the moment and I plan to catch up – and get ahead – with my blog. I haven’t the physical or mental room for anything else! Good luck hun. Kaz x

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