I took the plunge and was hired for my second job yesterday. It’s just part-time waiting tables, but I’m excited–yet nervous about the challenges on my physical self working 90 hour weeks at my 9-5 and grueling a 7 day work week for a planned long-term future. It will be a difficult adjustment for sure!
What are my primary reasons for this adventure? Couple of things.
1. I’m a very social person. I soak up life forces of others and people’s goodness just feeds my soul. Working from home is awesome, I wouldn’t change a thing, but it does have just a tiny drawback-it’s lack of physical proximity of humans. And I’m an extrovert-not really made for life without people.
2. I have long-term financial goals that are pretty seriously important to me and our family. An extra $1000/month give or take will make a HUGE difference in our bottom line. And when the goldendoodles start having puppies, I’ll be debt free in less than 3 years (minus my student loans but those won’t too be far behind). Debt free….imagine the security in THAT. The thought makes me giddy.
3. We have 3 kids, 2 of them teens. I have cars to purchase upcoming up fast, a set of braces, sports, camps, activities–it add$ up fast folks. I’m sure some of you know the feeling well.
My husband is really not in a happy place about this. I knew he wouldn’t be-it’s a pride thing AND a worry thing. Here’s the deal, I went to school FULL-TIME for 4 years straight and worked a full-time job. It was rough but I did it. This is not going to be nearly as bad as that, I can handle this!
I start in about 2-3 weeks, since I have obligations and a foreign exchange student until first week in July.
Wish me luck!