Career, stay-at-home, somewhere in between
Well based on my postings on this blog you'd think that pregnancy was the only thing I read about on nytimes.com. This however, is not true. I just happen to be one of the lucky people who is not (yet) collecting unemployment in fact, I don't even have reason to believe that my job is at risk. It's a strange thing to be considering career options in this economy- but the impending parenthood mandates a re-thinking. . . even if on the surface little changes. . .
Sean's contract will end near the end of August. He is open to all kinds of ministry but doesn't know what kind of work he'll find. We certainly couldn't live on his current salary anyway- but we probably couldn't live off of just mine.
Part of me very much desires staying at home with our turtle. But on the other hand I am not really naturally patient or even very present- which could make me and the turtle a little less than ideally happy at home. And honestly, I have enjoyed parts of my job this year- and I have certainly begun to imagine what next year would look like. But. . . I think I would like to cut back hours. I don't know how many, but I think I could probably commit to getting the same amount of work done by working one day less.
But then the question is- if we are both working do we end up spending more money on day-care than one of us is making. hmmmm.
So who knows what we'll do. I'm not looking for advice. After all, we'll figure it out- based on our finances, personal needs and desires. And whatever decisions we make we'll live with. We'll just dive in. . . and do it. Some days will be fine and some won't. No matter what.