Let me first give a little background. I have an Accounting degree from IU. I have worked for the last 14 years (wow that is hard to believe!) I started in public accounting in Fort Wayne and then moved to Indianapolis and went to corporate accounting. When I had Connor in 2000, I decided to go part-time (30 hours) not sure that is really part-time, but it is less than 40! I went to 3o hours because it was the least I could do and still keep my benefits. My current schedule is Monday-Thursday and have Fridays off. I am thankful that my employer has been so flexible. This has seemed to work pretty well. However lately I am struggling with trying to be a good employee and be a good mother! I feel like I am failing at both. I thought once the kids got in school it would be easier...boy was I wrong!
These are some random thoughts that continually go through my mind:
Could I be a stay at home mom?
Could I keep the boys occupied in the summer?
Would I miss work and adult interaction?
With the economy is disarray am I crazy to even think about not working?
Would I waste 4 years of an education I worked so darn hard for?
What would people think?
Could I handle the cutbacks?
Would it really be easier on everyone in our family, including myself?
There are many single mothers that do not have a choice but to work so maybe I should just suck it up!
I guess I will continue to pray on the matter! Hopefully, I will make the decision that will be the most beneficial to our family and myself.