Papa gets a new job, and Baby keeps marching along.
A big, stressful life change hit the family last fall when a shake up at work put me in the job market for the first time in two years. A short history of good and bad news:
Good: I wasn’t fired, so looking for a new job while still employed helps in the interview as well as the bank account.
Bad: A proper job search is pretty much a part time job, which a papa doesn’t exactly have time for.
Good: Mama was very supportive in allowing me extra time to work on this during evenings and weekends.
Bad: Uncertainty is stressful, and job application and interviewing is often a confidence killing experience.
Good: I found a new job!
Bad: It took 4 months, sapping most of my free time for 1/3 of a year.
Good: The new job includes the highest salary I’ve ever had!
Bad: With it comes responsibility, stress, and at least six months of job insecurity. And, it’s a 9-5 over in downtown. I’m less available now for Baby drop off and pickup. But beggars can’t be choosers, and we will make it work.
I’m now two weeks into the new job, and excited to have all job search activities eliminated from my life. This whole experience has brought The Plan into renewed focus. The Plan will be discussed in the next post.