A couple of months ago, I was at a bit of a cross roads as far as my life was going. I work as an occupational health & safety adviser. These days I work part-time and love it. But I'd just been approached to take on a job. A great job. But it meant more hours. I was torn. It was a fantastic job offer...
Years back, before Jamie, I worked long hours in a very demanding job. I'd much rather what I have now. I have more balance. I can focus on my family. I have a lot less stress. And I enjoy life more. Anyway, all these thoughts poured out onto a layout that's featured on Aussie Scrap Source at the moment.
"I have a sense that I am at a cross road. Jamie is growing up and will start school next year. So it had already been on my mind, that my role will be changing. The last five years have been devoted to him. But then this week I was headhunted to take on a new job. A very attractive new job, if I wanted to progress my career. But do I? I'm actually really comfortable where I am right now. I'm not ready to intensify my work life. I don't want to put Jamie into more childcare just in the very last term I have home with him. I also found out though, that the unit I work in currently will be closing in 2013. So... do I make the change now? Before I'm ready? Or do I hold out, let Jamie settle into school, and hope that there's another job out there just as ideal."
The page features Jenni Bowlin's Family Tree line.
We all have moments that force us to re-evaluate where we're heading in life. I've decided for the moment to stick my head in the sand. I like things the way they are. I will worry about my choices down the road a bit, when Jamie's been at school for a while and maybe, maybe I'll be looking for more of a challenge. I hope I made the right decision.