February 2, 2010

What's On My Mind


Well, I have no funny ode, or pop-culture thoughts today. Today, my mind is on going back to work. I am trying for the life of me to figure out a way to not go back. Don't get me wrong, I love teaching, and I love my students, but I'd like to be more available at home, and those who teach know that it's a very demanding 24/7 type of gig.

I would like to work from home. To find that 'thing' that everyone says we all can find, you know, that thing that is ours, that thing we love...and make it into my pay cheque. Sigh. I love writing, make-up, clothes, people, being busy, talking, learning...okay--now how can that make me a stay-at-home working mom??? I need help! I am desperate...



  1. Anonymous2.2.10

    I can't imagine how hard it must be to contemplate going back to work after having a baby. B just went back to teaching and she's devastated. She plans to have another one as quickly as possible. Other than that, I'm not sure what you should do...

    PS: Still writing.
    PPS: Tried my first spin class last week -- and holy crap -- it nearly killed me. I'm going to try again this week.

  2. love spin classes!!! but after a while they get a bit repetitive!

  3. Trust me, m'dear, I do understand. I love my job...truly I do, but I always wanted to do something away from a desk. I feel a bit like I settled.

  4. I have a friend who sells Avon. She really likes it because it gives her extra income and is fun to do. Maybe you could get into something like that. :)

  5. i hear you melissa -- i feel like we all feel like we've settled somewhat...and yet we'd feel that way too if we were able to stay at home...where's the satisfaction?!

  6. My mom sells Mary Kay and has tried to get me into it for years -- I've done it halfheartedly, but never been really committed. I won't or maybe cannot say why, but selling M.K. just felt not right...though I have considered trying again...thanks Bethany!

  7. I'm thinking about becoming a teacher once I graduate, but I never thought of it as such as demanding job...Maybe I should rethink it.

  8. it's the most rewarding job in the world, but you get out what you put in...many can do little and get away with it, but most who choose the career, choose it b/c they love teaching and want to make a difference, and that takes time, energy and constant improving...I totally recommend it as a career, but be aware that it is demanding and there are a lot a lot lot lot of politics...

  9. Anonymous3.2.10

    awwwwww, mamma b... i miss you and love you and im gonna miss you even more when you go back to work. tell jb to start playing the lottery. then you could by a second home near me and live in it like mon-wed so we could hang out with our babes. ive been trying to figure something out to work from home too. no job even comes close to teaching.. i love it so much. i need to get together with you to discuss further. we WILL do dinner! just not the "l.licious menu"

  10. I remember how difficult it was having to go back to work after my older daughter was born. (((HUGS))) What do you teach? Are there online teaching opportunities for you?


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