So the boys have been in school now for over a month. Life is busy. I've been doing my mental health support job - meeting with the same client I've been working with for the past 18+ months three times a week. In addition, I've been teaching psychology classes at a local college. I adore teaching.
Both of the jobs are part-time. I do not have as much free time as I thought I would (indeed, I've barely been reading at all, and am just meeting the bare minimum with my running), but it's good to be productive.
Picture taken at the NC Zoo last month.
I am home for the boys when they get off the bus at the end of the day. I am not working all those nights like I was during the summer, for which I am extremely thankful. The hardest part comes when the boys are sick - then things can get a little hairy. And there will be times that I will still need to work nights, but at least I'm getting a break from that for the time being.
Back in 2002 when my employer started a program where they would match the finances put into a masters degree, I was the first person at my job to jump on board. It was hard working a full time job and doing my masters at the same time. It took me 2 1/2 years, and my last semester I made a big push to finish it - working full time and being a full time student.
Today, I'm thankful I made that choice. It opened the door for the types of jobs I am doing now. I never would've guessed at the time that the choice would be so important to me years later. A good reminder that when an opportunity arises, sometimes the best thing is to jump in.
Readers, what choice did you make many years ago that you are thankful for today?