If you’re following this blog, you might have noticed a lot if posts about my weight loss surgery and the subsequent weight loss. So you’re reading this and looking at the title of the post and thinking… That’s a big change.
You’d be right, too, but that’s not the event which promoted this post.
You see, for the last 17 years, I have been, for various reasons, a stay-at-home mom. With my DH being in the Navy and subject to being deployed a LOT, it made more sense to be home with My Girl and Little Dude. To be able to care for them and be available for things like doctor’s visits, school functions, etc. Any job which kept me long hours or weekends would mean sending them to day care, which was often too costly to be worth it.
Since his retirement from the Navy, DH has had a pretty good job as mechanic with an excavation company. However, he was recently laid off and even more recently, the lay off was made permanent.
So… I went out and started applying for jobs. And got my resume brushed off and polished up.
I didn’t actually expect to get hired right away or at all, because of the extreme gap of 16 years from my last real job until now.
But I was called in for an interview with a local bank, for a part time teller position, and got a second interview… and got a call in for a job.
For last week, I’ve been having orientation and systems training. Tomorrow, I have my first day of live training.
I’m nervous. And excited.
It’s a huge change from staying home, helping Mom around the house, gardening (spring and summer) and raising my chickens.
And then there’s this…
If you know me, you know that the last thing I want to do is spend a half hour putting on makeup and doing my hair. It’s a foreign concept.
If you can’t tell … That look in my eye is hesitance and “can I really pull this off?”
I’m just not a make up person by nature.
See what I mean?
And yet, here I getting dressed up in clothes I wouldn’t normally wear and putting on makeup.
And heading into a strange new world where I have a job and my husband doesn’t.
2018 is starting off with a lot of surprises, for sure.