Friday, January 9, 2009

Bad start, Great end!

This week was really stressful for me. It started out at a job interview (which went well but was stressful none the less) I then had another job interview (which also went well but did not want to pay what I was worth). The rest of the week went crappy and I am still stuck trying to decide which job to take. I would love your advice. The first job is an office job. It pays pretty well and I can chose to work 8-1 or 8-5 if I want to be full time (which I don't!!!) The other job pays about half of the amount, but I only have to work one week out of the month and I get to have Kennedy with me. I am so torn between being with my daughter and making less, or being without her and making more! Anyway, I have been really stressed out and tired because Kennedy has been up with a cough this whole week! So, tonight I did something for me. I went and got an hour and a half Hot stone massage.

It was PURE BLISS! For those of you who have not tried this, DO IT! It consists of having hot, oily stones rolled all over your body. They even set them on the parts of your body that are not being massaged to keep you warm. Then, they put cold stones on your eyelids and tickle your face and ears with them! I want another one already! So, that was my crappy week in a nutshell with a fabulous ending for ME!

5 comments:

Adrien said...

You are looking for opinions...heres mine. If you can make it financially with the one week a month job, that's the one I'd go with. You'd have to put Kennedy in daycare with the other one right? Is having extra money worth the trade of seeing significantly less of your daughter? Just my opinion but if you can I'd go with less money and more time at least for now. If it doesn't cut it, you could find full time at that point. But no one knows what will work best for your family other than yall. Either way, you are doing what you have to do to make a good life for you family and props to you for that.

Sarah said...

I am totally in the same boat right now! I am so torn and all I really want to do is be the best mommy to my boys EVER, but the need to survive is stringer right now. If it were me, I would take the less paying job just to stay with my babies. But it has to be worth it, too. Talk it out and see what's best for you guys. I'm dreading having to make the same decision... good luck!

Alicia States said...

That sounds pretty amazing! (The hot stone thing). That is a tough choice to make. Money sucks. You can choose to let it control your life or not. I say do what YOU want. (Be with Kennedy). The rest will work itself out. You will never have this time back. The last thing you want is someone ELSE telling you the new and wonderful things your daughter is learning and doing...
But You know that no matter what you choose, I will love and support you no matter what! :D

earlh75 said...

I agree with all the comments already said, go with what you think is right. The rest will work out itself. As for the massage GOOD FOR YOU! I've never had one, I will make that a new years resolution.

Hoopesfam4 said...

I know I'm a little late on this, but I figured I would add my two cents since I have previously been in this situation. If the one week per month job will meet your financial needs, I would personally go with that one. You would be making money, but the best part is you would be able to have K with you. Even though the other job offered more, you might find the extra money being put to daycare or sitter costs since K would not be able to go with you....unless your hubby's job schedule would allow for him to stay at home w/K while you worked 8-1, in which case the first job might not be a bad option since it would give you some personal time and your hubby a chance for one-on-one time with K. When we were in CA, I had to go back to work FT to help make ends meet...the salary was good, but the majority of my $$ went to daycare and I lost so much time with my girls. In the end, it simply didn't add up and we decided to cut costs and move back to AZ so that I could be at home with the girls. I will never be able to make up the time I missed with them...I hate that, and no amount of money will bring it back. Good luck! These decisions are never easy to make.