January 23, 2013

My New Job

You can now call me a SAHM and part-time working mom!

As much as I love being home, I am always telling Tyler that I need to get away for a couple hours.  Usually it leads to me going to Target and spending way too much time (and money).  He encourages me to get out of the house and do something for me.  But that would consist of shopping or eating out or other things that cost money and make me fat.

So I happened to see that a local gym was looking for part time help and I could basically choose my hours.  I'm not doing it for the money (which is good because the pay is pretty crappy).  I'm doing it because I need a mental break from being a mom 24/7.

I trained three nights last week and started my normal schedule this week.  I will just be working 2 1/2 hours every Monday night and 5 hours every other Friday (and closing the gym down).  Working the past two Mondays just for those 2 1/2 hours has been awesome.  It is exactly what I needed.  It really does rejuvenate me and make me a better mom and wife.

The actual job?  I'm just working the front desk, but it's a big gym and very busy.  There's no sitting and I'm always really busy, which I love.  I don't have time to sit around and think about missing the kids.  It is the perfect mental break.

Since I'm working nights, Tyler will be home with the kids so we don't have to pay for care.  I am so grateful that he supports me in this.  I really do love it and he can tell it makes me happy.  But it does require him to handle dinner and putting the kids to bed once or twice a week.

One of the biggest perks is that I get a free membership and they have a daycare that I can use for free.  Once it warms up (it's in the single digits for highs this week!), I plan on going to workout twice a week in the morning and have the kids go to the daycare for about an hour.  They have tons of classes so I'm excited to try them out.  This alone is so worth it!  It will help our days go faster and these long, winter days a little easier.  I hope Kyla does ok in the daycare.  I will post how that goes later.  I'm hoping to go later this week or for sure next week.

11 comments:

  1. This would be my dream job too---gets you out of the house, free membership/daycare---SOLD! Awesome, congratulations!!!!

    Julie
    www.thechirpingmoms.com

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  2. Awesome! Yeah, the free membership alone would be a great perk! My sister-in-law goes to a big gym and takes classes a few times a week. She uses the daycare too. I remember it took a long time before she could finish a class because they would have to come get her because Sawyer would be freaking out lol. But nowadays but Sawyer and Harper do fine she says. She said sometimes they cry on the drive there, but as soon as they actually get there and start playing it's fine!

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  3. that's awesome! and the perfect job. i need to find something like that to make my own hours ;) i am glad you found something that gives you time to just be you!

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  4. This is a great job idea and opportunity!! Go girl!

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  5. That's awesome, Amy! A little time for yourself, some extra $$$, and a happy mama! Doesn't' get much better than that!

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  6. I like this idea! I have been thinking of doing something like this but like you said would have to work out so we wouldn't have to pay for a daycare/nanny. Good for you!!

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  7. Yay! So exciting....I wish I could do this but Brads hours are so unpredictable!

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  8. Congrats on the new job. How nice to find a place that works with your hours! Not many jobs out there like that. A big plus for free membership and daycare!! :)

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  9. You go girl! Sounds like a big giant Win-Win! I've been thinking about finding something VERY part-time too, but then always chicken out. Especially on cold days when we don't have to be anywhere, lol. But your opportunity sounds just perfect!

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  10. Good for you! I hope you love your new job!

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  11. Awesome! I have thought about how the free gym membership thing would totally be worth that type of job! So, the classes are free for you too?

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