Adjusting...

@PDBME2 (1023)
United States
January 15, 2011 10:50am CST
Well this has been my first week on my new job and I love it. I have been blessed in getting the job I got because everyone has been so nice to me. It has been an adjustment on my family because "mommy" has always been at home. My husband is getting used to finding out the kids school schedules because it was always me that would know when to pick up the kids at school. I had to get up one night to wash clothes because they didn't have uniforms ready for the following day. My daughter was getting sick so I told my husband he had to find out if they would send her home before he dropped her off, plus let them know his cell phone number in case they called and he wasn't home. As for myself I feel that no matter how busy my day might be at my new job it isn't half as busy as if I were at home. There are so many things to do when you are home when it comes to making sure everything is done. My husband went to sleep early last night because he has to work weekends. Although I love my job I miss the time with my kids and making sure everyone is doing good. My husband was even mad that he had made dinner but no one ate it. I told him "How many times I sat there sometimes upset that I had spent time on a meal that no one really appreciated?" I knew how he felt because as a mom you put love into a meal that sometimes no one wants. Oh well I am sure we will all have to adjust in the following weeks. I just hope that God gives us all the patience. What have you had to adjust to lately?
3 responses
• India
16 Jan 11
first of all congratulations to your new job and hope you rise to bigger posts in a short time.its common in almost all households that when a woman goes to a job, things seeming to be going out of hand, becoming haywire, but it will became alright in some time and everything will become smooth once again. well as far as im cocerened there has been no issues laely that i had to adjust lately at all, and the last one was when i joined a coaching class for getting trained in high level maths and sciences, though i jelled pretty fast. wish you once again for new job!!
@PDBME2 (1023)
• United States
16 Jan 11
Thank you for the congratulations. I guess it is hard to adjust having had been at home the last few years, then all of a sudden getting this job. My biggest concern was my kids and husband. I think my husband liked the fact that I was always there for everyone. I enjoyed it too but for sanity's sake I felt that being out of the home for a while would help. Oh my goodness high level math and science? I love math, science not so much, but that takes concentration when dealing with formulas. Big adjustments!
@skysuccess (8882)
• Singapore
16 Jan 11
PDBME2, Looks like your family and you are adjusting well. Anyway, congratulations on getting your new job and all the best there. As for me, I suppose it will be adjusting to the time zones of the countries I go to every now and then. It can be quite demanding when our usual rhythm of work and rest is being changed drastically like having dinner when it should be my usual breakfast or lunch. I suppose this is life.
@PDBME2 (1023)
• United States
16 Jan 11
I guess life is like that SkySuccess. I found myself asking God to give me the patience in trying to do everything still. I know everyone will need time to adjust. Time it seems is the biggest thing we really have to adjust to. By the way you won't believe what company I work for?...an airline company that fixes planes. I had to laugh when I thought about the whole thing. I know all the discussions you have started regarding your worries on airplane safety. Part of the training is making sure no damage, no matter how minor, is done to a plane. I see pilots from different airline staying at our location while they fix the planes, along with the engineers. A plane not only faces the threat of danger while at the airport loading passengers but also everyone who comes in contact with the plane off working hours...get my drift? Well I hope that God gives us all patience in life. At home or at work...
@Jennlk84 (4219)
• United States
16 Jan 11
Doesn't it feel great to love your job? I recently changed jobs and I am so much happier now! It feels great to come home and feel like your day was a good one. Definitely helps to not dread going to work each morning. I hope you continue to enjoy your job and that adjusting at home goes well!!
@PDBME2 (1023)
• United States
16 Jan 11
My husband just asked me if I was happy with my new job. I went out to buy some dress pants and shirts. I bought some dress shoes too. The pay isn't the highest compared to what I made years ago but yes I do feel good. I love this job whereas the other job I hated. I love to talk to people and help them if they are confused. Right now alot of people came to apply for jobs so I felt good helping them with their journey in finding work. I came home last week very happy in whatever they assigned for me to do. We went out today to buy some quick meals for the kids so we don't stress out over dinner at night. My husband made me feel good when he said that he is going to do everything possible to be their for the kids while I am gone. He says seeing me happy makes him happy too. It made things alot better hearing him say that today.