Join Date: Mar 2004
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I interviewed last week for a part-time job doing something I totally love. I didn't think I did well, but got called the same afternoon for a second interview, which will be in 2 weeks. The job is actually more hours than I thought, though probably still workable.
The problem is, I feel like I've just hit my groove as a SAHM. I've been struggling for a long time, feeling like I should be doing more with my life than just being home with my kids. I felt truly underappreciated, and often felt that I had wasted my intellect and education. Add to that the past 5 years of ongoing medical issues with our youngest dd, and some money problems and I was really feeling like I HAD to get a job or I'd just go crazy. But a funny thing happened when school started. I realized that I LIKE to be a homemaker, that I'm proud to be creating a home for my family. I love being the one they run to off the bus to tell me all about their day. I love that when preschool called with some concerns about dd, I could just head over there and check it out for myself. All of a sudden, I really feel great about being a SAHM. Strangely enough, though, this feeling started before the job interview, not after. Now, I'm really feeling torn between this wonderful opportunity for a well-paying, interesting job, and my heart's calling to be home for another year or more. I tried doing the pro-con list, but it didn't seem to help much here, so I knew I could turn to some wiser mamas to see what you all had to share.