So I haven’t written anything in three weeks and I feel a little neglectful of the blog. To be honest, I’ve been busy looking for a job. It looks like it’s time for me to get back into the work place full time. Financially we’re okay, but money is tight. So, I’d feel better getting a job and contributing to the household that way.
Don’t get me wrong, being a stay at home wife has its perks. I make my own schedule (for the most part), I get to work on projects (one of which I will be sharing with you soon), and I’m not stressed out by an employer that doesn’t appreciate my efforts. But let’s get real; I’m the type of person who needs to work.
Allow me to explain
I need to be challenged. Let’s face it, I’m not being challenged by doing the laundry. Enough said.
I’m an introvert. This means, the less social interactions I have with others, the harder it is for me to have them. So, if I work outside of my house and see other people outside of my comfort zone, the easier it is to be social. At least, that’s how it works for me. I enjoy being around people and I miss working outside of the home. I volunteer but it isn’t the same.
Oh yeah, I volunteer
Serving the community has been great but it can be a difficult pill to swallow. I’m a resource counselor and I meet with women individually to discuss their immediate goals and give resources in the area that can help. Basically, I help empower women in transition to help themselves. Sound easy? Guess again. I have had some particularly difficult cases but overall it has been rewarding. I’m hoping I’ll still be able to volunteer while I work but I guess it just depends on what is available.
That pretty much sums up what has been going on.
Hopefully I’ll be sharing one of our projects very soon. Micah and I are painting and distressing his old bedroom suite to sell at a local consignment shop – So exciting!