I went back to work full time last July. I like to work. I like to spend my days getting pedies and eating bonbons too. Unfortunately the latter doesn't get to happen if I don't do the first.
Wait a second. I work my butt off and I still can't do the latter. Where is the justice????
When I went back to work I boldly declared that if they wanted to keep me around they would have to make it worth my while. I wanted to move up in the world.
Be careful what you ask for. You might get it.
So here I am since December on an intense training program that at it's conclusion should (and the emphasize SHOULD) turn me into a banker who is licensed to sell mutual fund investments and can lend money for all kinds of stuff. The license is hopefully on its way. I passed the exam in February. My lending training is almost done and then I will learn how to actually do it. I've been on two business trips to "bank school", as I lovingly call it. My brain is fried and I'm slightly south of exhausted.
That's not to say there hasn't been a bit of fun.....Girls' trip to Phoenix!!!! A little shoppin', alotta' talkin', and a bit of theatre - yes, Wicked is AWESOME!! You know.....sometimes you just have to ditch the man and kids for a little girl R&R. You heard that here.
Of course I am still the loving Mom, though I rarely make dinner anymore. That has fallen to Sean, but hey, he is self employed and more flexible. I did do laundry today. Folded it too.......and I know tons of you don't do that.
Confession......My clean laundry doesn't get folded often either. Sometimes I need to brag. Don't judge me.
How do I feel about all this work stuff, honestly. I enjoy working. I get bored at home. I don't want to feel like I sit around all day for the phone to ring with someone telling me that Jared's having troubles (this has happened once in three years....I need to let that go). Still, I have days when I wish I could be a little more June Cleaver and keep my house lovely for all my men to come home to. I wish I could be a fabulous cook and make meals that even Jordan would eat. I wish I could cuddle my puppies all day long. I wish I could go to the gym and run my errands when everyone's at work and school so that I am not ditching them when they are home at night.
Alas, that is not the way it is. So I work. I am grateful I can and that I have opportunities before me. Yes, I will make it worth my while and hopefully my family's while too.
It's been a busy few months. Blogging gets left in the dust, but I'll keep coming back. Life will settle again soon, I hope.
Please.......let life settle down.