Thursday, March 25, 2010

I Don't Want to Grow Up

I registered my 5 year for Kindergarten tonight. A much different experience with the fourth child then it was with the first. I can't say that I am sad or heavy hearted even. He is ready. He can do this - he needs to do this. I do not doubt he will be beyond fine, in fact he will excel.

The problem is that I have to grow up now. I have been out of the job force for 9 years. Not much to fill the gaps on my resume even. A committee here, volunteering there, but nothing worth much. You can not put down - real life experience far better then your 'book learnin' you require. Nope. Not going to work.

So, now what?

8 comments:

Steven Anthony said...

very interesting little piece, something I dont think most think of, but what happens after the last one is off to school...

Im sure you will excell just as your boy will, no matter what you chjoose;)

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Jana said...

I loved your label Jules because its so true. I don’t have any kids yet but I can only imagine the intense love one can feel.

You will do good at whatever you choose so don't worry.

Michelloui said...

This is a tough one and probably depends on what kind of work you would like to get back into. If you sit and think about it you could probably put down a lot of things you currently do as 'relevant experience'. Most women are surprised by how much they can use from the years spent having babies and getting them off to school. Also, employers are increasingly enlightened to the possibilities this vast workforce (mothers returning to work) offer. Can you turn any of your current hobbies/tasks into your own business?

I understand. Been there done that!

Deb said...

... And the day came when the risk it took to remain tight inside the bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom." ~Anais Nin~ ...

Stephanie Meade Gresham said...

I have been thinking a lot about this, too. Like I should be planning ahead or something. Taking classes to keep my brain "on" or something?

If you figure it out or get any good ideas, send me an email.

Sandra said...

It will be a change for you, but you'll eventually find something you will want to do. And you will be happy. : ) I have thought of finding a job *gasp* My resume would be full of crap, as that is what I pitch all day, literally & figuratively!

Organic Motherhood with Cool Whip said...

I'm always thinking about that too...how will I ever get a real job again after this long hiatus? But I'm a few years off, so I'm just going to close my eyes and pretend I don't have to worry. That always works, right?