Friday, May 7, 2010

Downtown High Rise Office Building or Bust!

**Update:  We found a great in-home daycare that I am thrilled about!  This is all just going a little too well...Universe, consider yourself heard and damn, you're OBVIOUS.** 

Your collective finger crossing paid off--I got the job!  Believe me when I say this was pure luck.  And I am not a lucky person.  If anything, I usually have pretty bad luck.  But somewhere, somehow, the universe has decided to make this one thing happen for me.  I am grateful.  I am also sad.  Sad because this means that life is going to be changing soon and pretty drastically.  And changing in a way that is a "have to" vs. a "want to".  Thank you to those of you who have chatted with me this past week and pulled me up by my bootstraps.  I appreciated hearing how you are a mom AND an employee and you do both with aplomb.  Your kids are thriving and happy little ones and you're working (for want and for need).

After much soul searching I think my issues with working again have been less to do with leaving Noah in someone's care (we'll find a good fit, he'll be fine, I'm sure) and more that our planned future is changing a bit.  Starting work now means no second baby right now.  Which is ok.  It is.  I think.  And like a friend told me today:  MANY women have two kids and work.  It's very possible down the road.  So we'll shelve that plan for a while longer and in the meantime we'll make some more money, get ourselves into a better financial position, and really, REALLY appreciate that our family, as it is today, is pretty fantastic.  Noah is an amazing little guy and I am so very lucky to have had him all to myself for two whole years.

If you have any words of encouragement, I could really use them right about now.  I'll be over here learning how to "put on my big girl panties and deal".

P.S. I know some of you who read this may work downtown so be prepared to make some lunch plans with me.  I'm an excellent lunch partner.


CassJustCurious said...

I'm happy for you! You're right you will find the best/right fit for all of you. And it makes me want to stop in to Chicago for a lunch....soon.

AndreAnna said...

I'm one of those working-with-two kids moms and believe me, you can do it.

Anne said...

I'm glad the finger-crossing worked! I'm sure you'll find the right fit for Noah, and this will continue to smooth out.

I work downtown (Lake and Michigan) and would love to have lunch sometime! You know how to find me. :)

MadameQueen said...

I'm a working mom to two kids. I was fortunate to be able to stay home for a good while with my son, but with my daughter it was back to work at 8 weeks. It was tough, but do-able. By the time you have your second, everything is kind of old hat and you can pick up the routine pretty quickly. And you're right, your kids will be fine.

Hang in there!! :)

bessie.viola said...

You can do it! I'm so excited that the best possible outcome is yours. You're an amazing momma to Noah, whether you're working or not. I just wish I was in Chicago so we could do lunch!

Shannon said... lunch partner ever!!! Looking forward to it : )
And Happy Belated Mother's Day!