March 5, 2008

Back to Work

I have decided to go back to work on Monday. For the next two weeks I am planning on working 3 days a week and then starting on March 24th I will go back to work full time. I am crying as I am writing this because I don't want to go back to work any earlier than I have to and I LOVE being a stay at home mom. But due to finances I am going to have to go back. I will only be bringing home about $65 a day before taxes and after childcare but it is better than what I am bringing home right now which is nothing.

I have looked for a waitress job but none are available right now. I am going to continue looking and hopefully I will find one in the next month or so when it gets busier in Gunnison.

I also wanted to go home to visit my family in April, especially since my sister's baby is due any day now. She is 37 weeks in a couple of days but she is already 3cm and 90% effaced! That trip will have to wait a few extra months but I am determined to see her before the end of the summer - hopefully sooner.

The good side of going back to work is that I have to take a lunch break every day so therefore I will be able to get a workout in! The other good side is that since I am going back to my borning job I will be able to blog much more!

So no more tears this is the way it has to be. I would love to be financially secure and be able to pay the bills every month - even if this means that I have to work full time. Right now even with a full time job all of the bills don't get paid. I am tired of this and I want to move to an area that will pay us what we deserve.


Lis Garrett said...

Forgive me - but you're only going to bring in $65 a month after childcare and expenses? If you would like to stay home, is there not a way that you can cut $65 from your budget? Trust me, I know what tight finances feels like (and I am not one who says that and has expensive clothes stashed away in the closet - we have lived hand-to-mouth for most our married life and are just now starting to get on our feet). But $65?! What about the money you'll spend in gas taking your kids to daycare and getting to and from work. Please, I don't want you to think I am prying. But the fact that you are crying because you don't wholeheartedly want to go back to work . . .

AmyBow said...

oh, Tiff! What a hard decision. I am sure that your girls will miss you but they for sure love you and will respect you more and more everyday for showing them how to make tough decisions look easier.