Oct 24, 2016

A New Opportunity

Hey, remember me? The gal who went totally missing from blogland all last week? I don't even know what happened. Time just went flying by and I couldn't find the time (or motivation) to sit down at the computer and blog at all. Don't worry- you didn't miss too much. Last week was fairly uneventful until FRIDAY because. . . drumroll, please.

I got a job! Yes, you read that correctly and I am just thrilled! It's a very part-time role right now that I will be able to do mostly from home which completely blows my mind. When I left my job at the Bengals I'd hoped that eventually something part-time would work out somewhere. I'd honestly been browsing part-time positions or jobs that I could do remotely but it never seemed like I was qualified or that it would work for me whenever I'd see a job posting. Until this gig came along. I saw the posting, immediately applied and said my prayers that this was meant to be.

After a casual interview at an adorable coffee shop, I was offered the job a couple days later and have already done a few hours of training. I don't need to go into all the details right now but I'll essentially be an assistant for someone and their business. Handling emails and some customer service type of matters to start, and then potentially growing the role into other things as I learn the ropes and take on more.

I seriously can't put into words how excited I am for this opportunity. Since leaving my full-time job there have been SO many days I doubted my decision, or worried about what the future would hold for me and my family. While we were financially prepared for me not to work, it wasn't initially what we had in mind just a few short months ago. And other than the financial side of things, I was having trouble feeling like I was "just" a stay-at-home-mom. I knew I wanted to continue to use my talents and abilities and I knew something would work out one day- I just didn't know when.

So I'll be working from home for the first time this week, just a handful of hours but I cannot wait to get started. I have no doubts that this is where I'm supposed to be right now :) Happy, Happy Monday!

38 comments:

  1. Congrats...and you can still do it in your sweats! ;)

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  2. YAY Congrats - so excited for you!!!

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  3. Congratulations!! That's so exciting! That will be so nice that you can still be at home with T but also get some "adult" time each week!

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  4. Well, I know you know that you weren't ever "just" a SAHM, but I'm really excited that you found something where you can use your skills and creativity! Gives me hope that maybe something like that might work for us one day :)

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  5. Congrats!! So excited for you!! LOVE that you can work from home, such a blessing!

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  6. I'm so glad a good fit worked out for you- I'm sure you'll do great!

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  7. So awesome!!! Congrats. I still after 5 years go back and forth about getting a PT job and cant find anything that I really want to do or even that would work with my schedule of needing to only work 9-3

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  8. That's awesome, Erin... congrats! Very happy for you!!

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  9. This is so awesome!!! Congrats girl!!! I totally get your mixed feelings on "just being a stay at home mom" and not wanting to waste your talent and put it towards something. I am sure you are going to rock at this and you still get to see baby. Best of both worlds :)

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  10. Congratulations! Sounds like this is just what your family wants and needs right now. Good luck settling in!

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  11. Yay congratulations!!!! That sounds like such a great position - you still get tons of time with your adorable little man, but still get to work! That's something I hope to do one day in the future! :)

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  12. YAY! So excited it all worked out!!! God is so good, isn't He?!? :)

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  13. Congratulations! The person who hired you is super lucky and smart ;)

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  14. Congrats on the new job! That's awesome that you found something that allows you to work from home too!

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  15. Congrats!!! That is so exciting for you - sounds like it is going to be a really good fit!

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  16. Congrats! Sounds perfect for you and where you're at right now :) I've been doing some admin work for my husband'a company at home since Emma was born and even though some weeks it's hard to manage my time efficiently, I love still using my skills and experience for something on the side. Plus, it's great to work while wearing yoga pants! :)

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  17. Congrats lady!! I'm so happy for you! The new job sounds perfect for life with the little guy!

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  18. How awesome! I am so excited for you!

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  19. Congratulations! That's so exciting!

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  20. Yay! Congrats!! I seriously am excited for you. :)

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  21. Congrats!!! Hopefully that will give you the balance you need with staying home with Tyler but also getting some you time and feeling good about working again.

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  22. So happy for you! This sounds perfect. And it is a hard choice whether to stay home or be outside the house for work, because you know you want the time with your little one, but you also want to use your work-related talents...I feel very lucky to get a little of both with working from home/having flexible work hours, but I'm here to tell you that a snuggly baby is one thing, but a toddler is entirely another - I seriously NEED my work/adult brain time these days!

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  23. This is amazing news, Erin! That sounds like the perfect job for you right now and the best of both worlds. Ahh so happy for you!!!

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  24. Congratulations! It sounds like the perfect opportunity for you and your family! :)

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  25. Congrats! This sounds like an amazing opportunity! How exciting that it felt like a fit from the very beginning. Wishing you lots of luck :)

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  26. Ah that's awesome!! I'm hoping to find something part-time from home too....which isn't always easy!! But I'm sure you will enjoy being back to work (and making that $$$$)! Congrats!

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  27. That's awesome! Good for you! :)

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  28. Yay Erin!!! I am so, so happy for you!!! I'm still continuing my job search and very hopeful that things will work out in God's timing and according to His plan!

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  29. Congratulations!!! My maternity leave is up in 3 weeks and I am so stressed out about what my next step is. Hoping I might be able to strike a similar balance- how fortunate that you found something that worked for you-it's definitely not easy!

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  30. You rock, lady!! Being a SAHM is hard....and being a working mom is hard!! Basically, being a mom is hard! Haha. I'm so happy you are successfully balancing all the changes in your life. :)

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  31. How exciting!! I work from home part time and part time in the office and I love the flexibility of working from home on the days that i do.

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  32. I'm way behind on reading but yay! I'm glad you found something that is a good fit for your situation!!

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