Thursday, August 20, 2009

Big Decision

OK School starts back next week and Hubby will be gone the whole week.
So Maybe just Maybe I can get on track with the house, the organizing, and weight loss.
Hmmm going to need some luck, prayers, and finger crossing to keep it up when he gets back LOL...
We will see what happens.

Last night we made a huge decision that I am not sure how I feel about it now that day light is here and I have had time to reflect.

We have been tossing it around and each making suggestions that this might be a good idea...But last night it was officially decided that....

I would stop looking for a job and become a full-time SAHM.

Currently I am on unemployment looking for a job as a Nurse in an educator or other similar position. My unemployment runs out this week. I have a disability from an accident that will no longer allow me to do bedside nursing. So I am limited on the jobs that I can take. Plus living in a rural area there are not many jobs out there in these postions. Either someone has to die or you have to kill someone to get these positions....and since I am not the violent type and I do not want anyone losing a loved one those two options are out...

So tightening the belt and learning to save more is in order.

Additionally figuring out where we can cut corners to make this work.
This will also push me to get my #$% in gear and do something with my business.
I am scared I have never not had a steady income.
I'm forty and making a career change.
I am not a business person. The reason my business has not and is not going anywhere.
Are there classes to take to become a business savvy person?
How to get the frame of mind that it is a job and not gaff it off?
Man I have a lot of soul searching to do..
Anyone have a magick wand? (yes I know it is spelled differently I like it that way ;o))
LOL to turn me into a....

no not a toad even though
I do look good in green

But into a business minded person..
Hmm ok next week the little one goes to school I need to work on my confidence that I can do this!
Wish me luck!

PS do not get me wrong I love the idea that I will be home with my daughter to do things with her and give her stability. This is the reason that we made the decision. We feel someone needs to be here with her and it is important to us. But I am scared and there are many other feelings and concerns...


  1. SAHM after working is a little intimidating. But there are so many resources out there for saving money, cutting corners, stretching your dollar. And you won't be under the stress of being a mom AND looking for a job. Good luck!

  2. Thanks Neva, I appreciate the boost of confidence..I have taken on the challenge of menu planning and saving at the grocery is actually fun..

  3. yeah life is a bit hard these days with unemployment knocking on every doorstep but hey there's hope. so hand in there. Oh in case you would like to buy used textbooks then visit our site for more info on this.