I’ve been lacking with the blog posts. I’ve thought about the blog often and have had every intention of writing up posts, but couldn’t sit down and write. Simply put, I was mentally exhausted from job hunting, which left me uninspired to do anything creatively. I didn’t talk about it much because I didn’t know what would happen. And if I would even be given a chance to get a new opportunity, considering I was at my previous company for the last 8 years. I was constantly saddened when weeks would go by and there were some prospects but then silence thereafter. I went through a rollercoaster of emotions. Thankfully my supportive and awesome husband was there to cheer me up and give me a pep talk when I needed one (he is my rock and then some). You could get glimpse of my emo-ness here. But as the saying goes and as cliche as it is, “Good things come to those who wait.” And it did! I LANDED A JOB where I don’t have to travel any more (no more time away from the hubs and Eva unless I need a break) and it was for a company based in the Bay Area. It is a little bittersweet that I’m not longer working from home, which is great because more human interaction for me, but I don’t see Eva during the day anymore (even if she was with her nanny/sitter most of the day while I worked). 😦 But the best part about working outside the house? Being welcomed home with her adorable smile and hug. I’m still concerned about all the issues in that previous post about being a working mom, the commute, etc. I’d like to think we’re figuring it out and it’s working through it pretty well. We find a way to make it work and make all parties happy. We’re a team (corny I know, but so true!), but this opportunity is great and I’d be crazy to turn it down.
It’s been almost a month since I started and so far it’s gone fairly well. I’m constantly worried that I’m going to completely mess something up (as any new person in a new position/company fears), but so far so good. Everyone’s been so great and helpful. My team is an inspiring professional bunch that I know will push me professionally. I’m even considering certifications more seriously as well as becoming members of professional organizations. Things I wouldn’t entertain or be concerned with.
Since I’m be working out of the house now, hopefully, you’ll see more lookbook posts here. Still have to figure out a time that I can take said lookbook posts now that the sunsets pretty early. I may even do a haul of office wear because my clothes from the office are a bit dated and a little big. 😦 I blame my postpartum weight loss. Things haven’t gone back to where they previously were. But Eva is worth it all and who doesn’t love going on a shopping spree?!?
I hope to be back here more often. I’m still trying to figure out my schedule of when I can draft posts, between working a full day, coming home and making dinner with the family, spending time with the family, putting Eva to sleep, make everyone’s breakfast and lunch for the next day, and just relax before going to bed (what’s that?!?). I’ll figure it out.