My babysitter is retiring in June of this year. The only way it made financial sense for me to return to a full time job was because my babysitter has been sitting for 30 years and practically never raised her prices. This summer alone, for both kids to go to day camp/day care, it is going to cost me over $1500 a month! I can tell you friends, there is no way in hell that I'm going to sit in an office 40 hours a week to hand my entire check over to someone else to watch my children.
I feel horribly guilty as it is being at work all day long. I am not a materialistic person and money doesn't and never will matter to me. I honestly , after paying daycare, my car insurance, my car payment, gas to get to work, am not in any better shape now than I was working 2 days a week years ago. I feel in the depths of my soul that I need to be here for my children. Things are happening my friends.
I spoke with the Fitness Director at the YMCA and have signed up to take the Group Fitness Certification class starting in January. She said that she personally trains and certifies and if an individual does well in the class , she will offer them a job. I love working out and getting paid to work out and motivate others to work out??? Hello! That's for me. Plus, there is another 8 hour course, taught in one day, to get Spin Instructor Certified. Yes. I will be doing that as well. Come to my spin class...Seriously, it will be awesome!
I have some time to let this stuff sink in. I want to be a very active parent and involve myself in my children's school. I'm sad that Ethan is already in Kindergarten and that I never got time to be home with Maya. I don't think it's fair to them.
Family is more important. I have other opportunities as well, some that I currently already do, to make some income that won't involve a 40 hour a week desk job.
Happiness is more important as well. I feel guilty....so guilty for not being able to be there when my kids are sick or just around when they need me. I'm going to blink and they are going to be all grown up and I will regret that forever.
These little guys make me so happy. Fate has informed me of my new path and its weird that it is exactly a 9 month time frame. A rebirth! Yup. I'm excited. And also, come to my damn fitness classes when I start teaching :-)