The day has arrived.
Today I will return to my job as a Teaching Assistant at my University. After dinner this evening, I will pack up my purse (!!!) and school bag, leave the diaper bag at home, and head to campus to lead two seminars with twenty students each. And I’ll do the same thing each Tuesday night for the next 12 weeks.
Many people have asked me if I’m ready. If I’m looking forward to it. If I’m dreading it. Honestly, I don’t know how to answer that. It is what it is. I’m not eagerly excited for it but I’m also not stewing and stressing over it. It’s happening. And that's that.
I am looking forward to Evalyn having an opportunity to be away from me a few hours a week. I think it will be healthy for us. Thankfully, most of that time she’ll be able to be with her Daddy.
To be honest, this job is so ideal for me right now. Since I wasn’t working full time when I was pregnant, I didn’t qualify for maternity leave. I finished up grad school a few months before she was born so now I have a fresh, unused degree in my pocket. But I’m not ready to go to work full time. Heck, I’m not sure I’ll ever be ready for that – although it will likely have to happen sometime soon(ish). So for now, this set up is perfect. It enables me to bring in a little extra cash while still spending the majority of time at home with my Little. I will be going to campus one night a week for my seminars and the rest of my work can be done from home. It looks to me as though I’ll be able to keep up with it during nap times, but I also know I have a handful of people to call on if I need an uninterrupted morning to work.
So if you have a minute, send up a little prayer for us (me) today as we start this new endeavour.