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Ever since we found out we were pregnant with Jellybean I have hated the idea of having to work so much. At the same time I understood that I am the primary breadwinner in the family and I am providing for us so it has always been a necessary evil. Now that Jellybean is almost 5 months old – it hasn’t gotten any easier. I still despise knowing I am missing out on so much with him. I love that when I do pick him up from day care he snuggles right up to me but I wish there was a way I could spend more time with him.
Which has led me to seriously contemplate a career change.
Florida offers alternative certification for teachers. Basically if you have a bachelor’s degree you can take a test to become certified to teach in a certain area.
Summers off. A large amount of PTO. Decent benefits.
I’m very, very tempted.
It would be a pay cut initially but I could conceivably work on my master’s degree online and make up the difference rather quickly.
I haven’t even run any of this by the hubby yet but I know he would support me regardless of what I choose.
I wouldn’t be a Stay at Home Mom but I would be home more. I would have more time for him and future kids. I know it would be a career that I enjoyed.
The idea of turning everything upside down is scary though. I’ve been at my company for over five years. I’m comfortable here. I know the routine and the people.
I don’t think that’s a good enough reason to not explore the possibility of teaching though. Right now I don’t see any openings in my county but the adjoin county does have some. I need to explore this and see where it might lead me. I owe it to Jellybean.
Wish me luck.
And if this doesn’t pan out - There is that $144 million Powerball drawing tonight!
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