I guess you could say that I’m a working mom now. Which just the phrase “working mom” is funny to me. As if I wasn’t a working mom before, but you know what I mean. Now I’m a mom AND I work outside the home.
Today I started my 8th week of working at the radio station. Every week I hear someone ask me how I like it and how it is going. My answer is always the same. “It’s going good.” “I like it.” blah blah blah! Truth be known it’s going great. I really do enjoy it. I feel like I’m getting better and learning more day by day. The guys I work with have been great at teaching me “radio” stuff (whatever that means!) and being patient with my lack of knowledge about this whole new world I just entered. I’m feeling more confident each day and I truly have fun in there.
BUT … I would be lieing if I told you that I have it all figured out and that we have adjusted to this whole new life. I’m still figuring out how to do this new life that I have created. I miss my kids in the morning. I miss drinking coffee with Aaron while he cooks breakfast. I miss moving slowly in the morning with the kids. I miss talking to Cayden on the way to school. I miss morning workouts.
So these things I’m still figuring out. I usually get home around noon each day and have the whole rest of the day to be with the kids. How can you beat that? Working mom that’s home by noon. Nice! I’m figuring out how to get the most out of my kids and husband each day. I try to nap each day, but sometimes that just makes things worse. I’m figuring out how to let things go that don’t truly matter. I’m learning to be okay with someone else parenting my kids while I’m gone. I’m learning. I’m trusting. I’m growing.
So … I’m 8 weeks into my new gig. How long until I get in a groove? How long until I get this figured out? If you work outside the home, any tips about how to let things go and make the most of the time with your kids?