Another solution to cover household expenses? I could get a job. A real job. I remember what those were like.... wearing nice clothes. Getting to the office early to enjoy my coffee before the phone started ringing and emails flooding in... putting out those "fires," making things happen, troubleshooting, hiring/firing/reviews, coaching, teaching.... sales.... trade shows.... travel.... I was damn good at my job.
But let's be realistic. I'm no longer in Seattle or LA. I'm in Augusta, GA where I'm lucky if I understand what the person behind the counter is saying.... and it's been years. 4 and a half years to be exact. I haven't worked outside the home in 4.5 years. I haven't held a "real" job since kiddo no. 2 was born. I've photographed some weddings. I've sold some photos. I've done some freelance marketing and design work. Now, I build things. But... not things most of you would term a "real" job.
I don't punch a time clock
My schedule revolves around diapers, bottles, naps, snacks, and Dora
I wear my PJ's all day long (and yes, they have paint on them)
I use my "break time" to do the dishes or toss in a load of laundry
I was talking to O about what I could do and where I could work.... I had high hopes... back to the Corporate World or maybe even a Non-profit... but then I remembered that we only have 1 car. I need to find a job I can work nights. Sad.
My daughter seems to think I would make a really good janitor since I like to sweep a lot. Thanks Kiddo.