Sunday, March 27, 2011


I'm no longer unemployed.

I don't like that term because it sounds like you wish you were employed, and except for the financial implications, I haven't missed it much. But whatever.

I've been without a paying job for almost 3 years, but today that ended. I became official at my new part-time job, and as first days go, it was pretty great. The people are super nice...which is not news, since we were already members at the Y before I got a job there. I think I'll like the actual "job" part, too.

Today was computer training, part 1, and tomorrow evening will continue that. I am looking forward to the point where I am once again knowledgeable about what I do and am able to do it without thinking about it. It is weird to be in a completely different environment from the medical practice surroundings that I've worked in for the last 15 years where I could do anything in any situation that could be thrown at me. No more big responsibility and people reporting to me, etc. I'm back to being a small fish on the bottom of the stream. But somehow I don't mind how far I've "fallen."

I think it's gonna be a good thing... and I'm very thankful for that.

Tomorrow M starts his new job. We're excited for it, too. Changes all around!


  1. I am so happy for you guys. Congratulations!

  2. Sounds like you are making the best of an interesting situation. Good stuff.

  3. Yay! I hope all that days that follow are as good as that first one! And I hope M has a great first day too!!

  4. congrats, RK!!! change is good! Esply the kind that comes with a paycheck.

  5. yay! sounds good.

    FWIW, I've had a couple of small-fish jobs since having kids, and there's something really nice about it. Not being the one in charge of stuff. Not having major responsibility, beyond things that are totally do-able, especially compared to needy kids.

    When I was working in the library 2 nights a week, when William was a baby, I got a 15 minute break and it was often the high point of my day. Fifteen minutes all! to! myself! A dream come true.

  6. Glad you are off to a great start. Hope M's starts off well, too.

  7. Congrats! Hope it continues to be a positive and hope M's new job is fabulous too!

  8. Hope you guys both made it through day numero 1 and 2!! :)

  9. Congrats to you both!

  10. Congrats! Hope it all works out for you and your hubby :) I recently went back to work as well after almost 7 yrs of unemployment for pay- it's a change but doing ok so far...


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