Oh, the places I'm looking to go...

In 1998, I earned a college degree. It was in Secondary Education with an emphasis in English. After graduation, I promptly went to work for a non-profit organization helping at-risk youth. A year later, I gave birth to our first baby. Since then I've worked a few part-time jobs but my main role has been caring for my kids. In one month however, everything will change. All three of my children will be in school. Five days a week, seven hours a day. So, I'm looking for a job.

I can write. I can edit. I can answer the phone and organize things. I know how to use a computer and get along with people. I know how to drive, and I can even dress like a professional. I'm not sure I'm ready for a full-time position though, and the thought of teaching public high school (like I was trained to do) is a bit intimidating after all this time. I just want to use my brain and my gifts and earn more than a high-schooler -- and still be home when my kids get off the bus. Is that too much to ask?

I don't think it is, but this job searching thing has not been fun so far. And that's where I'm at tonight.

Do you wanna hire me?


Anonymous said...

Anyone would love to hire someone with as much passion as u

Leanne said...

Janna! Dear friend. I was in in this same spot a year ago, and it is hard on a lot of levels. I started feeling like an identity crisis was coming on. My main interest was (and still is) being there for my family, but I wanted to have some meaningful work to help contribute financially and to "prove myself" in a sense. (I have some pitiful stories of failed attempts to get work.) The part time school job I got is great, and an answer to prayer, and a confidence booster, as I had started thinking no one would ever hire me for anything. It doesn't make a ton of money, but the work (for me) is very enjoyable. And the hours are perfect. Have you looked into being an aide at a school?