I've been debating getting a part time job for a while. I manage our finances, and though I think I do pretty well, things are very tight for us. I think had I not gotten pregnant, I would not have decided to get a job, but with a 3rd little one coming and a HUGE insurance deductible I decided I had to do something or we would be swamped by the hospital bills.
So I went out a few nights about a month ago and filled out applications at several stores at our local mall. About a week later I got a call from Gymboree. Within just a few days I had an interview, was hired, and started working. I'm just going to be working 2 or 3 evenings a week so I don't feel like I'm neglecting my family in any way. Actually, so far I've enjoyed the time being a working adult instead of just a mom. I love being a mom, but as all you stay at home moms know, it can get SO draining. Now I feel like I am getting some breaks during the week to focus on something besides the needs of my darling kids. Granted, I do spend a lot of my time at work talking about them with my coworkers or oohing over the adorable clothes that I think would be so cute on Megan or Kyle. And need I mention the 40% discount I get as an employee! Woohoo! I haven't bought anything yet, but I've had my eye on some cute things. I keep reminding myself that the money I make is designated for medical bills, but I might let myself splurge every once in a while.
1 year ago