So I start my new job on Monday.

I am actually looking forward to it, partly. Mostly I am looking forward to the change in work. It’s a new company and REAL accounting work – the kind of accounting I haven’t done in a couple of years.

But I’m already stressed about how We are going to make it work.

The last time I worked full time, Owen was in full time daycare, where he was there 5 days a week. My commute was a do-able hour a day.

Now? Two days a week he is home almost three hours earlier than he was then. And my commute to this new job will easily be 2-3 hours every day.

I know that this is only short term, but I have to admit: I do not know where I will find the time.

So why did I take this job?

Well. It’s partly because money… and long term planning. Because if we are smart about it, we can really make a big dent in paying down debt in the next 4 months.

It’s also because I need a change, and I am taking a gamble that once this full time gig is over in March, I can go back to part time, remote work again.

The phrase Jeff and I have been using throughout this whole thing is Well, we can do anything for a few months.

Which is true.

Still, though. Sitting on this side, it feels like a huge mountain I have to climb.

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2 Responses to Anticipation.

  1. Turia says:

    You can totally do this. One day at a time, and you will get through and March will be here before you know it. Marriage is a partnership, and sometimes one partner has to step up more on the home front to support the other. It’s a give and take, and you will figure it out. Keep things simple, stay connected, and don’t be afraid to ask for help from friends/family.

  2. Catwoman73 says:

    With respect to taking this job- you made the right decision for yourself and your family, at the right time and for the right reasons. A little bit of trepidation when standing at the foot of that mountain, though, is perfectly normal. Trust in yourself, and your ability to handle anything the universe sends your way, and it will work out just fine. Best of luck on your first day tomorrow!

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