I have always worked part-time or casual jobs between birthing babies but this is my first full-time role in a decade and a half!
A month or so ago our Church Campus pastor asked me to step in as his new PA while his current (incredible) PA goes on maternity leave. I prayed long and hard about it as it was a huge decision....an awesome, humbling opportunity - but a massive change for our family.
But, in the end, I decided to bite the proverbial bullet and go for it! I have been training for three weeks and start officially on my own on Monday...*exhale*....yikes! Plus I will continue to teach scrapbooking classes on a Monday morning and a monthly Saturday.
The kids are all at school this year, and Rich has some flexibility in his job, which makes for an easier time. However...we are having to make some big changes to how we operate.
First big challenge was the change in the way I dressed every day.
Suffice to say that I have gone from looking like this...
...to EXACTLY this....seriously!
This little number was already a busy member of our family but has been utilised with increasing frequency lately.
A great little tip for all those busy working Mums...try turning it on before you go in the morning. Amazing what forgetting to do that just the once will teach you...imagine doing it twice. Yep, that's right *sigh*.
I'm drinking plenty of this...
Doing a whole lot of this....
And trying to avoid this...
So far, so good. I have a little pang of guilt every now and then but then I remember that I have been a full-time, school volunteering, taxi driving, hands-on mother of four for a long time and that this is a new season.
After all, it is only a maternity leave position. How long could that possible last?
...Mine only lasted fifteen years ;)