I'm in the process of figuring out my employment situation.
I've been contracting now for a few months
but I'm looking at my options.
It's the old scenario that the pain has to get bad enough for you to
actually take the leap and change something.
For me, I would rather earn a smaller amount of regular money,
and occasional larger amounts. It's easier to budget that way.
And frankly, contracting is really just a collection of small amounts
that turn up on an irregular basis.
Applying for jobs is so tricky.
You read the application and think, hmmm I can do all of that,
so you send off your application and it turns out
that about 25 other people also could do that
or do it better.
One of the things about life experience
(aka getting old)
is that you can kinda figure out what you are good at and what you aren't.
So for example, I know that I am good at ideas,
and I am good at getting stuck into a project and getting it done
(preferably by myself).
I am good at listening to people and getting them to talk.
I'm pretty horrible at things like filing
and emptying rubbish bins and taking the coffee cups back to the kitchen.
I'm not so great at data entry (just because it's boring as hell,
not because I can't do it)
and working in a place where everyone is grumpy and stressed
doesn't really work for me either.
Finding the right job and being a good, present mum
is a pretty difficult balancing act. I'm not sure how that is all going to pan out.
But I do know that something good will eventually come up,
that I will find a job with a good amount of hours,
that I can fully engage in and feel like I'm contributing to the greater good.
Watch this space!
cause I am watching it too :)