Friday, March 9, 2012

Back to the working world

Today, amazingly, I was offered two jobs.  I've been job searching for a couple weeks, had 3 interviews, two of which asked me back for working interviews.  I was lucky enough to be able to choose the one I wanted.

The one I chose was not just because it was offering more money, although that was part of the decision, it was mainly because they send their employees to continuing education seminars and lectures.  Another bonus is they asked me what days I want to work, since I'm going back part time; the other job said they were going to only hire me for fridays and saturdays, I do not want to work every saturday!

I called the daycare my husband and I chose and made arrangements for our son to start next monday.  It is amazing all the changes going on in our lives.  I'm excited and nervous along with so many other emotions.

I wanted to go back just part time so I can adjust going back to work and still spend time with my son while he's young.  Being bipolar there is always a chance any stress that occurs might cause a chemical reaction altering my state of mind.  I also have to be mindful of maintaining my sobriety.  In the past I have used alcohol to deal with stressful situations; I don't want to fall back into that pattern.  At least I have outlets now to express my feelings through this blog and also through the meetings I attend.

Being aware of my diseases and keeping the recovery from them as a priority really helps keep me from slipping into a downward spiral.

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