By the time you read this, I will have started my new job! Yes, you read correctly, I’m going back to work. Why, you ask? Well, when we moved here almost 2 years ago, I quit my job in Atlanta to move here & was planning to stay home indefinitely. I’ve enjoyed staying home quite a bit & it allowed me to get so many projects done around the house with decorating & gardening. And that’s been fun. But, I really don’t have enough to keep me busy all the time, some days I’m bored, and I’d love to make some extra money. I’m not raising kids….but, we’ve got kids in college right now & extra money would be nice. So, I decided to market myself, get my resume polished up, & see what happened. The recruiter sent me on 2 interviews & I landed the second job I interviewed for that same day & got the salary I was looking for. So, I think it was meant to be. I’m going to work for a small privately-owned asset management company. They have several smaller companies under the umbrella & this company manages all the smaller companies. I’ll be working for the President & the HR Manager. I’ll be doing all sorts of things like newsletters, helping with a charitable foundation, company events, & lots of administrative details. I’ve just started & so far this week, we are having breakfast brought in on Thursday, I’m helping facilitate the company’s Open House in September, which will be a full-blown catered event & very nice and planning the details on a fishing trip for the guys in Nov. So far, I’m really enjoying it & off to a good start! It will help me keep my skills up to date, I’ll feel more productive, & earn a decent salary too. I’ve been spending way too much time on the computer & that’s not all that productive, as I’m sure many of you feel too. One day, I’ll devote more time to my creative endeavors & hopefully get something going with decorating, but in the meantime, this will do just fine. I’m not quite ready to be a retired old lady yet! I’ve worked all my life as an Administrative Assistant in many large corporate companies & done very well with it. And, this will be the same type position (only in a privately owned company).
So, I’m going to join all you bloggers who work fulltime AND blog. How do you do it?? I’m going to need some pointers on that. I’m sure it gets a bit more difficult to do both, but I plan to keep blogging along. So, I hope you’ll keep reading…even if I’m not out & about as much as I have been, I hope to have some interesting things to talk about & some good pictures & projects to share. I will just have more to juggle now. And, I will not have nearly as much time to come & visit all of you as much as I would like, so I hope you’ll understand that part too.