It's back to work I go...
Four and a half months of a break from work is nice.
Nice enough for me to want to get back in the game.
Back at the beginning of April I started poking around online and sent a few resumes out. I saw a posting one morning and sent my resume to a company that was looking for a receptionist from 1-5pm daily. I thought to myself "a marketing company- perfect (my degree) and part time work. Maybe I can answer phones and they can give me small marketing projects to work on at the same time. Part time will be great because I can still do the things like go to the gym, cook dinner, work on other things and have a good balance with work."
After my initial interview with HR, they had something different in mind for me.
Full time. And not being a receptionist.
Okay, its not that bad. But after I left KLAS back in December, I doubted that I would want to work full time again. It all has to do with that balance act of work and other things in life.
Four interviews and several phone calls later, I accepted an offer to work at One on One Marketing (an online marketing firm).
Full time. And not as a receptionist.
Actually they agreed to let me work from 10am-5pm (which I've learned is still considered full time since it's over 30 hours a week and I will be eligible for full time benefits). It's more than part time, but I think those extra hours in the morning will make a HUGE difference. And if 'full time' doesn't work out, they're flexible with me being moved to part time down the road.
I think this will be a good thing and it seems to be a good company- in fact, much like KLAS. It's young (the president is in his early 30's) and under 70 employees. They've got a half basketball court built into their office along with ping pong tournaments. And they are understanding of other family and obligations in life. In other words- work isn't everything to them either.
So, looking back on the past four and a half months of being a stay at home wife, here's some thoughts from back in December with what I wanted to do with my time while not working and what I now have to show for it:
-Learn my camera better and take more photos
I read through my camera manual, but didn't really ever take more photos
-Learn some photo editing software
I picked up tips on photo editing software, but have yet to purchase it.
-Invest in a sewing maching and make some cool stuff
Got one for Christmas, attended a quilting class and have made 2 (small) blankets. Kept a collection of e-newsletters for ideas on future projects.
-Learn how to play the piano
I had my first piano lesson today! Bartering piano lessons for babysitting is awesome!
Check! Three batches of it!
-Do some cooking and be more domestic
Double check! I've done more cooking in the past 4 months than in my entire life combined.
-Travel with Brant more on his trips
I'll miss the freedom of being able to do this the most
-Be a gym rat, including enrolling in a fitness bootcamp
Check! Loved bootcamp and still going strong on my own at the gym!
-Watch lots of Good Things Utah
Check! And bummed that we didn't get to sit in the live studio audience this week like we planned.
-Read lots of books
Yikes! I've only read one. And I'm not even all the way done! (Linsey, you put me to shame!)
-Organize my mission photos
They've organized by transfer... Shannon, are you going to help me on the rest?
-Figure out if I want to go to Grad school
Still in the works and definately still a thought in my mind. Actually, my thought was that going back to work will open more doors if I decide to do this.
All in all, I think it's been a productive 4.5 months.
And on this upcoming Monday- it's back to work I go!