In the space of a matter of weeks, life has changed once again around my house. I’ve got a new job – one in an office with my own desk, computer, and insurance, where I wear dress clothes and am climbing a steep learning curve. Brand new adjustments for everyone – hubby now has to get the kids ready and take them to school, and I’ve had to back out of a field trip. But we’re all learning.
I’m enjoying the structure this imposes on my time, the women that I’m getting to know at work, and the knowledge that for the first time in my marriage I’m significantly contributing to the financial side of our lives without having to put our children into daycare. I’m being trained in a field that most people have to go to school for, and I’ll always have this skill and experience.
On the other hand, this event is bittersweet. This isn’t where I envisioned myself since I started on my writing journey. I know plenty of writers have day jobs and families, but I’m struggling to find some kind of compromise that give me any writing time at all. Obviously work can’t give, and when I get home there are many things to do, none of which involve writing. If we do anything on the weekends, it significantly eats into that time. Add in school stuff, homework, and Little Man’s first foray into kid’s sports (soccer) and evenings are pretty crowded too. Its tough. Its strange. And its good. I know we’ll find a way through this too, and the benefits make me extremely grateful for this opportunity. Change is tough, and I’ve been through more change in the last year than I’ve had since I had to adjust to having 2 children instead of 1. ;)
So tell us, what’s the biggest change you’ve ever had to adjust too?
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