Saturday, May 21, 2011

Good Thing #24: Work!

It's been almost a week since I've made a post but that's only because I've been crazy busy because.... I got a job! Tuesday night I got a phone call from a family friend who asked if I wanted a job and I said "Sure!" without hesitation and I started the next day. It might be temporary, it might be long term, but the point is I'm working. AND I get to bring Greyson to work which is both awesome and challenging. But left to my own devices yesterday I got a lot done considering I had Greyson all by myself (I'm the only one in the one room office).
It's pretty barren right now, as you can see. I guess the guy before me cleaned house before he left. Oh well. Nothing a little iHome and a plant can't fix. Anyway, what I'm doing is the administrative stuff for our local Home Builders Association, which is both great and a little nerve-wracking because I have to interact with the names in town that everyone knows, but I can handle it. I'll handle almost anything if it means I can bring my kid and have flexible hours.

I didn't realize how much I missed working, and how good I am at secretarial stuff. I love answering the phone. I love typing. I love making a spreadsheet look it's best. I still hate filing, but I can let that slide. I remember being a little girl and always saying I never wanted a desk job, but look at me now. It's what I prefer. I guess because I know I'm good at it without having to really try, you know?

And maybe when Greyson's a little bigger (not really nursing, and down to one nap a day) I can look into finding him a part time nanny for the 4 to 6 hours a day that I'm gone. I really only want to work part time as long as I have a little kid, but I do know that I need to work. Being home has been great but it's been tough at the bank. So I think this is the Universe's way of answering my silent prayers for financial help, I better do what I can with the opportunity while I have it. So I'm really going to try my best to be needed at the HBA and well-liked.

You might be wondering what the HBA does and hoping I'll tell you, but honestly I'm still learning myself. But what I do know is that it's a non-profit organization that benefits and supports local home builders across the country. The office of the HBA handles membership fees and renewals, and local HBA events (like in our town the big one is the Parade of Homes).

So it's awesome. There's a lot for me to do there once I get the hang of it, which is what I need because I hate to be twiddling my thumbs. Send me good thoughts so I can be really, really good at my new job :) 


I got bangs! I've never had them before and I HATED them at first and actually had to go back to the salon and have the girl fix them up, but I'm starting to like them....

1 comment:

  1. Congrats on the job! It's really awesome that you can take the kiddo to work with you - that's a definite plus! I think most of us that really want to be hands on moms would love to be able to stay home with the kid(s) but sometimes life has other plans. We are going to try really hard not to have to put Anistynn in daycare or get a sitter, but we just dont know what the future holds. I would love to have a job like yours if the situation ever called for it. However, we are lucky that we have a lot of family around us and could probably use them for sitting needs if we absolutely had to. Then she could still be with family. But goodness, I'm looking too far ahead - she's not even here yet! ;) Anyway, congrats though, that's so great.

    And I still think you look adorable with bangs!!