Thursday, February 08, 2007

The New Me?

I am venturing back to the life of the working woman. Working out of the house that is. I decided to get a part time job for some extra money (duh) because I would like to buy myself something once in awhile not just kid's stuff and to get out of the house to meet some new people.
My neighborhood is great, if you are over 50, but as for young hip mothers and children? This neighborhood hasn't got it.

I have an interview next Tuesday with a PR company that is local and I totally feel out of my element. I haven't worked in an office in over four years. Is there anything new I won't know? Will I be that odd "mother" type in every office that all the younger kids hate because they are doing all of their work efficiently and making them look bad?
And what the hell is "professional dress" anyway? I think I have always had a professional dress code in offices that I have worked in, but what if I really didn't? Should I go out and buy a ball gown now?

I hate that this is making me doubt myself, just because I took time out to be a mother to people that one day emerged from my body, doesn't mean I have lost my skillz. Or does it?

Oh and I joined a gym yesterday that has a kid's room and trainers and lots of yummy stuff. Even yoga my favorite, but I haven't done yoga since I was pregnant, are there any new positions I don't know about?

Are your guys proud of me?
Seriously, who is this person? Can't be me.


  1. YOU ROCK!!! just remember that all those young kids who give you problems are just jealous that you can handle it all...LIFE!!! We too joined a gym (YMCA) that has child care, and tons of stuff for kids but also for me!!! LOVE IT!! Very proud...xo lyns

  2. I don't know what "professional dress" is. I've worked at the same place for the last 20 years (and I'm only 36) and we've never had a dress code (other than you have to be dressed). In fact, I'm wearing sweat pants and a hoodie right now as I pretend to be working at my desk.

  3. lyns, thank you, proud of you too!

    Kevin, that sounds like a great gig.

  4. Yay!! And you know those big hats with the nachos in them? Yeah. Totally In. Brand new look in business. In fact, we can wear anything we want working from home .... until those web cams come in.

  5. carmen5:35 PM

    I went back to work last month. It's been harder than I thought it'd be, but I get my first check tomorrow, which will be worth it.


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