I'm at a very strange point in my life - I've been home with my kids for years now because I had to give up my career to follow my husband to Texas and since I didn't have a visa I couldn't work...so I had some more kids. It's been good in lots of ways. It meant no messing around with childcare and no worries about who would look after the kids if they were sick or if a meeting ran late. Being a stay at home mom was never my plan, I wasn't very good at it but we've all lived to tell the tale...and that's a victory in my book. Well, I don't actually have a book. If I'd used the time I've wasted on the effing internet over the years I could have written the freaking Encyclopedia Britanica...or at least read it.
Now that they're all in school full time (Hallelujah!) it appears that I need to get a full time job. It's just a matter of deciding what I want to be when I grow up. That allows enough time to get everything done around here...after all these years of me being home to do everything no one else knows how to load the effing dishwasher or fold a basket of laundry or pick up the things that are left on the stairs and obviously need to go up because why else would they be sitting on the stairs when it's not an effing shelving unit...
My resume is pretty entertaining. Waitress, Molly Maid, Bartender, Teacher, Writer, Radio Host, Book Runner, Corporate Trainer, Real Estate Agent and....what now?
It seemed easy to pick what we wanted to be when we grew up but true to Gen X style I've had many, many mini-careers. How about you? What have you been and given enough money and time and childcare...what would you be?
(and since it's Friday afternoon I will be posting this and heading for the beer fridge - feel free to do the same)