Looking for a job. It’s never easy or fun. I have been fortunate enough to be a stay-at-home mom for the past couple of years but I know that I can’t be a SAHM forever. My husband and I really want our girls to attend preschool but preschool tuition costs an arm, a leg, a couple of kidneys and a spleen. And that’s just for one child. I will have no choice but to go back to work so we can afford it. The sad thing is, even with me going back to work full-time, we will still need to apply for tuition assistance. Crazy, I know, but true.
I have some time before I need to actually start looking for a job though. About six months to a year. But I know that time flies by super fast and before I know it, I will be scouring the help wanted ads. I also know that I will probably not find a job I really love. When I do find a job, it will most likely be a job that just pays the bills. As much as I dislike the idea of working just to pay the bills, or in this case tuition, it’s something that I will have to do. For my girls. Always. Everything for my girls.
Now, if this were a perfect universe, we would all have jobs we really love. Jobs that we were actually passionate about. And when we got up in the morning (or evening if you’re a night owl) we wouldn’t dread heading off to work. We would be excited about it. No one would ever have a case of the Mondays again.
So, what would I like to do and get paid for? Anything from the list below would be A-OK with me.
- Write a blog about food, motherhood and everything in between.
- Bake out of my home for very small parties (like 10 people or less).
- Test recipes for baked goods and/or desserts.
- Create recipes using the shows Firefly, Doctor Who, Lost, Community, and Futurama as inspiration.
- Travel across the U.S., with the kids and hubby, and write a blog about the many different sweet treats we come across.
And if any of these jobs could send me to Paris, London, or Germany twice a year, for ummm… research, that would be swell.
What is your dream job?