Wednesday, August 10, 2005

Big decision

After talking about focus I now have a major dilemma. There is a job coming up at DH's work that I could apply for. I don't know what to do. If I got the job obviously we'd have a bit of cash for a change, I could hopefully still write in the evenings (though the pace would be even slower than I am now), and the kids would have to go into full-time child-care/kindergarten.

But what if I was too tired to write? What if the kids hated full-time care!!! I would be happy working 2-3 days a week. Grrhhhh. Why is life never simple???


  1. I don't know. Cash is good, but I know you'd miss the kids and writing.

    I'm sorry you're faced with such a tough decision. I am too tired a lot of nights to write after working all day. But I write a lot on the weekends during the school year!

  2. only you know the full circumstance of need for cash etc. you have to do what you think is best for you , kids and hubby.

    From the outside you seem to have a happy supportive family, you enjoy what you do now and even if your not filthy rich your not starving. So only from the outside one might say why fix what isn’t broken. Happiness is more than money, will all of you be happier if you work more write and see kids less, share more house work.

    You have a good well balanced life and family, you must really need the money to change but like I said only you over there now your circumstance

  3. Cash issues aside, there's plenty of time in the future to go back to work. There's always a job that comes along. But the kids are only this small for so short a time period. Then they grow up and you hardly see them (I know I have a 15 y/o). But if you're the type of person who likes working out of the home, by all means go for it. Your kids are only happy if you are.

  4. Tough decision!! I worked a full time and wrote for a few years, it was really hard, but we do what we have to. Hugs.

  5. I know where you're at. It was really tough for me to go back to work, but I really didn't have a choice - we needed the money. Fortunately, I was able to stay home with my daughter from birth until just a few months ago.
    I find that I actually write more now than I did when I stayed home all day. I know that sounds weird, but I'm more disciplined with my schedule. Instead of looking at the entire day looming in front of me, I realize that I only have a few hours of time to get things done - and I do them (most of the time!).
    Ideally, though, I'd like to have a job where I only worked a few days a week. Either that, or got off at 1 p.m. every day. I could handle that.
    You'll make the write decision - just take your time. :)

  6. I just notice I said the "write" decision instead of "right". I wonder if that's a subliminal thing??? LOL

  7. Thanks--I still don't know what to do. I think I'll apply and see. DH told me not to get my knickers in a twist--pretty accurate description :)

    I don't want to leave my babies...