We've been going through a bit of a transition at the Whitehead household the last month or so. I haven't really talked too much about it because I wasn't ready, to be honest. It's just a lot of change and I've been trying to figure it out in my head.
As of three weeks ago last Friday, I am no longer a full time work out of home employee.
I can't believe I just said that.
It's been the plan for several months now for me to go into real estate and it was always assumed I'd be doing that part time, while keeping my full time job. Plans kind of changed when Jason got his promotion. He'd always has a job that allowed him a lot of flexibility. In sales, especially after you've been in a position for a while, it just sort of happens that way. He could take Avery to daycare and pick her up, he could take her to doctor's appointments, he could even do chores around the house in the afternoon, while I was at work. I had some flexibility in my hours, but not much. When I worked from home in July, which was his first month in his new position (at home also), I realized just how much dedication this new position was going to require for him. I took on a lot of the household responsibility. When I went back full time to the office in August, I realized it was going to be really hard to make this work on a day to day basis. Especially since he'd be starting to travel a lot more and I would be the only one to do everything.
At first, my job was really eager to work with me and let me either go down to part time or let me work from home a few days a week. They didn't want to see me go. We talked about it for a while and were just going to see how things worked out. I was about to have to take off a few weeks for surgery, so we would see how things would pan out. I knew my heart wasn't in coming back to the office. I knew that there was a different path God was calling me down, but I was really hesitant about it. After a while, it became clear what was going to happen. We both decided it was best if I didn't come back and we parted ways on excellent terms. I felt OK with that.
Now, I am going to be focusing on being a real estate agent, something I've always thought about doing, just never been able to do. It's a job I can have flexibility at and also work from home. Just so everyone doesn't weigh in on my schedule, I am not in it to make a million dollars, but I do want to contribute financially in some capacity. I think this will work out. I am not sure how it will all end up working out, but I know I can take it one day at a time and see how things go. I am pretty excited.
Well, that's my last few months in a nutshell. You just never know what plan God has for your life.
I leave you with a picture of a kid with no worries, except not dribbling her fudgsicle on her pants.