January 6, 2017

Transitioning from SAHM to WAHM

I haven't been posting as much the past few months because life has had a big change: My stay-at-home life isn't only as a mom anymore, I'm also a work-at-home mom. I started a job in September working from home part time. It's been quite a change to combine being a SAHM and a WAHM, along with keeping up with all my household management duties, being a wife and being myself. A big part of the "me" side right now is my weight loss. (Happily, even with this life change and the crazy holidays, I've kept up the weight loss.) To add to it, we spent a week visiting family out of state for Thanksgiving, had the kids' birthdays, mine is coming up, Christmas craziness and family visiting from out of town. Crazy chaos!

Adding being a WAHM to the mix, which I do while taking care of the kids -- no babysitter or nannies -- has left me trying to find a new balance with all the all aspects of my life. I'm still trying to find a balance. It seems to be a week-by-week thing, which calls for plenty of organization and planning.

That's meant I've had much less time for blogging, since this is more of a side project for me now. It's much easier for me to post on Instagram and Facebook, so be sure to keep up with me there! I'll still be blogging, just not as often. Posts likely won't be as long and I'll be writing when I truly feel moved to write, instead of the "I must post X number of times a week to keep up with the blog" I had to do when this was my source of income. That also means better content for you, since I won't be feeling forced to come up with something, ANYTHING, to write about rather than letting creativity take over. Speaking of sources of income, for now I've ended sponsored posts and advertising.

To be honest, having a steady job that pays regularly is a better use of my time. I was getting burnt out with how much time I was having to put into making a small amount of money. Really, it equated to $1 an hour, before taxes. I was putting so much into blogging with little return and the only way to grow and make more money would have been to put MORE time into it. The job offer came at just the right time and has been an amazing opportunity.

I get to work entirely from home, working hours I'm available. Even better, I'm working as an admin assistant for the COO of the company, who also happens to be my best friend of over 20 years. The owner if the company (his  boss) is awesome as well. It's a team of dedicated, smart, creative, truly amazing people. I'm excited to grow with the company, I seriously can't tell you how lucky I am to have gotten this job! I won't be going into more detail here about what I do or the company for the sake of confidentiality.

Next up, I'm working on an update post about my extreme weight loss, so keep checking back so you don't miss it!

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