It's me!!! Ok, maybe my title gave it away but last Monday was my very first day at work!
The Back Story: We had Madison in February of 2012, I took a three month maternity leave after she was born, went back to work for about six weeks then decided to leave for good to be a full time SAHM in June. Once we decided that I would stay at home we set a goal of at least one year. So, once Summer 2013 came around we started thinking about what we wanted for the next few years of our lives and figured that it would be in our best interests for me to return to work.
The Job Search: Mid-July I put my resume out there thinking that it would probably take a few months before I found something. I reached out to some friends who were consultants that I had connected with at my previous job and sent them my resume. After two weeks of looking for a job I received a phone call from a recruiter at the consulting firm where one of my good friends currently works. That day the recruiter setup a phone interview with the managing partner. I made it through that interview and was asked to come into the office for a formal interview...scheduled for the next day! All went well and by the following week an offer letter and benefits package arrived in the mail!
Favor: Talk about a seriously fast process! Finding a job these days does not happen this fast folks, check out my best friend's crazy job search experience to see what I mean (beyond happy for her big move and new job!!!), so I feel extremely blessed to have this opportunity and have it happen as quickly as it did. I must say that the saying "it's not what you know, but who you know" is beyond true in my case. Every job that I've ever gotten since I was 16, and I mean every single one, has been obtained because I knew someone at the company and they helped me get my foot in the door.
I must say I'm really excited about working again. I was definitely ready and I believe this change will be good for Madison as well. I have a lot to share with you in the coming days as I'd like to talk about how my first week at work went trying to manage as a working mom. I also want to have the debt talk and share with you our plans for getting out of it!
Posts may be a little scarce around these parts as I adjust to being a working mom, and all the responsibilities that come along with it, but please know that I'm not going anywhere. I love documenting our lives for my family and friends, and sharing with this wonderful community. So hang in there with me as I make this transition and wish me luck on my new journey :)!