Sunday, January 4, 2009

Returning to post

I'm back. Finally. After an unintended blogging break. It's not that I've been out of town, or too busy. I just haven't had it in me to write a single post. We've had a very rough several months financially, and my emotions have been all over the place. And, while I know my blog is supposed to be a place to share, I didn't feel right posting when all I could come up with to write about was so depressing. Christmas came and went. For the first time in my life, I couldn't wait for it to be over. I feel guilty even saying that because I know I have so much to be thankful for. My family is together and healthy and that is a blessing. But, still, it was a struggle this year. The new year came and went. It was just another day. Now, I have to figure out what to do from here. I have pretty much resigned myself to the fact that I have to go back to work. After being a SAHM for the past 10+ years, this is such a scary thought. I wonder if other sahms feel this way, like you've lost a part of yourself after all these years at home? Like you won't even know how to go back to a "real job." Like you're not qualified or competent enough. A tiny part of me thinks it would be a good thing, to get back out there and enter the work force. It's just making that first step that is proving to be so difficult. I've spent countless hours scouring the internet and newspapers looking for jobs. I dont' even know how to write a resume after such a lengthy time out of work. The logical thing seems to be that I go back into nursing. But, first I would have to take a refresher course to reactivate my nursing license. That would be somewhat of a challenge because of the cost of the course and the time involved. Truly, I would prefer to find another line of work. Being out of nursing for this many years, it will be tough to get back into it. It's not like riding a bicycle in this case - everything in the nursing field has changed so much that it would be like starting anew. So, anyway, that's what's been going on with me. Wish me luck as I try to figure out what to do and how to do it, LOL!

~Kari

4 comments:

More, More, More said...

I had to comment! You might be feeling a little insecure right now but once you are back to work you are going to feel so good about yourself. I was off for 3 short years and was scared that I wouldn't be able to get a job when I wanted to go back but when I decided I was really ready I had a great job within one month. Why don't you look into some sort of medical or pharmaceutical sales? Something with flexibility? They are always looking for people with a health background. Have trusted friends and family look at your resume and provide honest feedback. Set up a Linkedin profile to help you get started. Look at other resumes for ideas and inspiration. You can do it!!

Pina said...

Be bold, be brave, you will make it! Not long ago I read this quote: Jump and net will appear. So, if you have to, jump. I am sure that you will be fine. Good luck!

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Jillian, Inc said...

I do feel for you. There may be lots of positives with going back to work...you'll probably meet some really great people, have a sense of accomplishment (not that you don't have that already...but in another area with a new job). And, I find even though going to work isn't "me-alone"time, it's time away from the demands of kids and time to let yourself shine a little. The first step is probably the hardest, and there will be some mucho adjustment for you and all of your family, of course. But I hope it will be a positive thing for you in the end.