Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Major life change

Well, the decision has been made. The confirmation has been sent. The background checks will be done tomorrow. If I pass that (and I'm not a skeleton-in-the-closet kind of gal) I will be gainfully employed. The last time I drew a paycheck Ronald Reagan was in the White House, Amadeus was on the big screen, and the first Ford Taurus was rolling off the assembly line. So you can imagine that this is a major change around here! I accepted a job at the boys' Catholic school, as the assistant director of advancement. (And for all you Office fans, that's NOT the same as "the assistant to the director of advancement".) I start in a week. I feel good about the work I'll be doing and the people I'll be working with, and the school I'll be advancing. My duties will be to orchestrate the fundraising events, to oversee parent volunteer groups, to oversee communications with donors, etc. Of course, that means an end to my art classes. But to everything there is a season -- (I can't say that without hearing that Pete Seger song say "Turn! Turn! Turn!"). I hope one day I can take at least a few more classes. Actually, I'm going to take a Photoshop workshop in August. But for now, this season of life calls for me to focus on a job.

I'm happy that I was able to find a job relatively quickly, and that the whole "homemaker gone back to work" thing wasn't so much of an issue. I'm also happy with the schedule, giving me half-time in the summer, and enough vacation days & school holidays to spend with the family. The pay is what you'd expect in the education world, but the easier schedule and the tuition breaks make it more attractive. I think getting back into the work world will give me a new challenge, and I like that. It will be good for my kids to see their mom in a new role too. Maybe with my first paycheck I'll get a digital camera and start back up with blogging! :-)

7 comments:

Gawdess said...

congratulations!

Carrie said...

Congrats on the job! I think it would be scary to try to find a job after so many years at home. (Can it be 23 years since I worked outside the home??) But with the money crunch recently I've been thinking....

Best wishes on your first week, and I'm so glad it's a job that allows enough free time with your family.

Nikki said...

That is great Beth! I'm so glad you posted. I've been wondering how you are! :) Congratulations!

LauraLiz said...

This sounds like a job you will be really, really good at! Congratulations!

Yours Truly said...

WOOHOO...sounds like a great job for you! Way to go, Beth!

Susan

jo(e) said...

This sounds like a great change!

Sentient Marrow said...

Congratulations, dear friend! I am excited for you.