I'm looking for part time work, up to 15 hours a week to start. Pay at least $18/hour, ideally $20!! have a flexible schedule if needs be. It be close enough that I can walk or take a short (less than 15 mins) bus ride. I would like to work around interesting, creative, fun, like minded people, doing something that keeps me engaged and helps people. I would like to be involved with an educational setting - UVic or Camosun maybe? Or an elementary school? It would have benefits and paid sick days. There would be other parents working there, so people understand some of the things I might be dealing with and give me some extra support if needs be. There would be extra benefits, like a free gym membership or yoga classes for free, or classes and training that would interest me, cheap. I will find someone wonderful to watch Luke while I'm there, or it will be R. Ideally, I wouldn't want it to be him all the time as I want us to have time together too. I will actually take home some money to save or use to help us out - it won't all go to childcare and commuting. It will be a way into a great working environment that I can move into full time work when I'm ready and feel satisfied about my work life. Or at least open doors to that way of life. I'm looking at working part time for a couple years till L is off to kindergarten, and then being back full time - and still get home to meet him after school if I can.
I guess the first thing I need to do is get my resume sorted out. Unfortunately, I have lost all my recent copies, so I need to start from scratch...yuck. I hate doing my resume. I hate talking about myself and my skills - I never feel confident about it. Hopefully my mom will help flush it out a bit once I send her a first draft. Once I'm ready to apply for work, something will show up. Maybe I'll find something through the family of the house we're renting our suite in. Or someone through my sister and all her connections. Or maybe through my friends. Someone is bound to need some help administratively!
I need to stay positive, try and find a way to feel happier while things fall into place, and be as nice as I can to L - he doesn't need a grumpy, unhappy mother. He deserves much better than that!!