My love of photography has pretty much taken up all of my online time these days. Not to mention my 365 days project. I have only FIVE more days until I finish my project. I am SOOOOO ready to be done with it. And I am SOOOO proud of myself. 365 straight days of documenting my life and the person I am. It has changed my life in so many ways. It has been so challenging and so amazing. Something I will never regret doing.
I have a lot of goals and dreams when it comes to my photography and I like to think I am documenting our lives at least in a small way by the photos that I shoot.
As most of you know, I am a working mom now.
A working mom and I LOVE it.
Right now was the perfect time for me to go back to work and everything has fallen into place so nicely.
I just recently finished up my domestic violence/sexual assault training at the shelter/agency that I work for. What that means is that very very soon I will be able to start my actual job there. Which is primarily answering the hotline and doing counseling, intakes, and crisis intervention. I work primarily evenings, overnights, and weekends at the shelter. While I trained during the day, my mom watched the kiddos on her days off. My mom was a lifesaver because finding temporary daycare was not an option. Now that my day training is finished, I will now only be working evenings, overnights, and weekends at the shelter. So Kevin will have the kiddos while I am working.
A week ago I had my second interview for the foster care case manager position at an agency/residential treatment facility here. Like I said on Twitter, it was more like me interviewing them than them interviewing me. They had already decided they wanted to hire me but the second interview is more for the potential employee to see the department they would be working in and talk with current case managers. My friend Amy who I listed as a reference told me yesterday that they said they already know they plan to offer me the job but they had to call her as a reference just because it is under their policy.
So when they call, I will have to decide what I want to do. They were really honest with me and told me how demanding and stressful the job is. There would be travel as well. All of that for only 24 a year. I would be paying at least 800 a month in daycare and only bring home around 500 a freakin month................500 a month working over 40 hours a week at a stressful job. That is exactly why I have stayed home for the last 5.5 years. I would love to work in foster care, my heart has always been with at risk children and families but I am not sure if all the stress and daily changes for all five of us is worth 500 a month.
Like I said, I go back and forth on what to do. If Haley were 2 or 3, it would be a no brainer for me. But she isn't so it's just a hard decision. I will keep you guys posted on what I decide to do. If I DO take this full time job, I will have to work full time as the case manager and also part time (every other weekend) at the shelter. I will not quit the shelter, I am just now almost fully trained and I don't want to quit on them. It was all just crazy timing. I was hired at the shelter part time and then I got the call for the interview for the case manager position.
I had planned on writing an update on the kiddos but that will have to wait until Part 4.
Hopefully I will write that up sooner than later.
I haven't looked at my sitemeter in over a year so for all I know, I might have 5 readers a day these days.....if I am lucky.
I hope you all are well.
I miss The Woman Wonders, Dirty Laundry, Friday Five, Thursday Thirteen, and Hump Day Hottie..........I miss ALL OF YOU and think of you often. I miss the good ol' blogging days and all of my dear dear blog friends. When I think of the good ol' days my heart always smiles.