I've been thinking a lot lately about going back to work - as in actually having a 9 to 5-type job. I'm not even really envisioning a "dream career", just one that will allow me time with adults and pay me more than the childcare would cost. I actually figured it out today that if we get pregnant next year (as we're planning at this time), Little Man will be in school full-time by the time Baby J (both of our chosen names - both male and female - have a middle initial J, so prospective baby is "Baby J" for this discussion) is 2 and I think I could handle putting him/her in daycare at that point. I love being home with my kiddos and I feel like that first bit of time is so important, but I feel like even Little Man is at that age now where he doesn't "need" me like he did when he was younger.
But what can I do? I have lots of friends in the insurance business that like their jobs, even if they never saw themselves doing that forever originally. How do you get to that point? My experience is basically secretarial/office manager kind of stuff - where can I get a job that isn't just answering phones and typing dictation (because OMG, I NEVER want to type dictation again) but doesn't take a college degree in the field?
I actually love the work I do for Thirty-One, but unless something changes drastically (and I'm trying, believe me), it's not enough time to keep me sane. (I need recruits and more bookings and suddenly I can't seem to get bookings to save my life...) I need more money, and I need more time outside of the house.