J is for June, July, and Job-Hunting

June came and went a little too fast, but at the same time it went slow. Things are inching towards change around here as I began job hunting at the beginning of June. I've been an at-home Mom since Liliane was 4 months old, but the longer we go without insurance coverage, the more anxious Jordan and I become. And since we have no plans of him leaving his current job (which doesn't offer any health benefits), we've come to the conclusion that it is time for me to start looking for work. I've been to 5 job interviews so far, and even received a job offer for a position that I ultimately turned down due the compensation inconsistencies between the company and the needs of our family. I have another interview on Monday and am hoping for this position to be the one that works out. But if it doesn't, then I will just keep looking. 

The decision of me working outside of the home was a hard decision for us to make, but it's a decision we've been prayerful about. As such we feel it necessary for us to move in that direction. Jordan still says to me that he hates that I have to go back to work, but realizes that at this point its the option we have so we need to take it. At first I was really nervous about deciding to go back to work, but as the weeks have passed and the decision to find a job has settled on my thoughts, I feel that we, as a family, have the power to adjust in order to meet the needs that we have. My sister offered some wisdom to me as I spoke with her about working and she said to give ourselves a good 6 months for our family to get into the swing of me working. She went to work full-time last summer and reports that they are still adjusting to the change. I think this is great advice, and it's something I've been thinking about, too.

I was telling Jordan that the most difficult about the job hunt is the waiting game (which is why I said June seemed to go by slowly). But Monday will come and I will have a better idea of what is next: either more searching or more waiting...or both. Wish me luck. :)

1 comment:

  1. It was really hard for me when I started working full time again last year but we needed the income and I don't regret doing it. At least now I know that I can handle that and the next time that hurdle comes up, if it does, maybe it won't seem so huge. :)