Tuesday, February 19, 2008

There has to be a better way

I was raised by a single mom, so perhaps that is why I often feel the "need" to work in some manner to help support my family. Perhaps it's just the world calling to me telling me all the stuff I "need" to be happy (which I don't actually need, I only want). But whatever it is, I struggle with balancing the idea of leaving a traditional office/desk-based job to be at home with my family--especially as I near the end of my fourth pregnancy and can somewhat afford not to work.

Deep down, I know that there has to be a way to work from home. Part time. I mean, I'm good at what I do. Now, I'm not sure that I can continue to do exactly what I do right now from home, but the skills I have developed that make me good at what I currently do will make me great in other facilities as well. And my past experiences in college taking classes via the internet will make me a good candidate for a telecommuting position as well.

I don't know exactly why I'm posting all of this here. I could build my resume and post it here. I could...it wouldn't take me long at all to do. But perhaps part of my need to write about this here is to overcome fear--fear of taking a step in a new direction, fear of finding out I'm not as qualified as I believe I am--and part of it is because I believe networking is the best way to find my way into this "new" career.

So, I you need help researching something, entering and integrating data, typing and editing word processing, or just need a personal assistant (or know someone who does), let me know. I know there has to be a better way!

1 comment:

Pinklani said...

Hello
I felt that I was lead to read your blog after, reading Lysa'a at P31 today. I have already been praying for you. This is the 3rd time that I have tried to leave you a comment and every time something keeps trying to stop it.

~~Not not letting that defeat me from giving you words, that will be a blessing.~~God please be with this family as they go through this time, keep them safe and strong, guide them in the way you want them to go.

I work from home, so trying to balance it all has been a blessing but also a challenge. I sure hope that you do get to attend SHE SPEAKS!!! I am going to be putting on my boots to head out to the mailbox, to drop in my registration. Did you know that they have a scholarship program?
That is how I am trying to go.

I know that you are state's away, however if you would like to talk more feel free to email me.

With love and blessings,
Your new blogging friend,
Rachel
rtmarykay1@cinci.rr.com