Thursday, May 31, 2012

Getting Back Out There


There I said  shouted it. Ecstatic doesn't even begin to describe how I feel about returning to the land of employment.

I've been unemployed for a year and 10 days. This is the longest in my ENTIRE life that I have gone without paid employment. I started "real tax paying jobs" when I was 15 1/2.

I'm a worker bee. It's what I do. I thrive on chaos--the more I have to do the more I accomplish.

While I LOVED being at home this past year I am ready for the "break" that working outside the home will give me.

Sure I will have deadlines, trainings, meetings, tons and tons of paperwork.

 It goes without saying that I will get lost 1743 times since I am both brand spankin' new to the area AND directionally challenged.

I'll have to brush my hair, shower before school pick up and wear REAL pants on a near daily basis.

I'm certain to encounter annoying people who are just begging for a throat punch from yours truly (there's one in every crowd).

But I'll get to drive in a car...BY MYSELF. No your eyes did not deceive you. I'll pause for a sec so you can re-read that. A-L-O-N-E!

I'll have a co-worker. I'll interact with adults (or people impersonating adults) on a daily basis.

I'll get to cuddle new babies-sniff their heads, rock them and count their fingers and toes.

I'll teach at-risk families about child development, how to be their child's first teacher, how to access resources, how to break patterns of behavior and cycles of poverty/addiction/domestic violence.

I'll teach them not only how to survive but how to thrive.

I'll make a difference.

I'll have the opportunity to change lives.

And I can't wait to get back out there.


Bill Dameron said...

Congratulations! I was out of work for a period and it killed me. When I went back to work, I was so excited. You are going to be great, I can tell.

Fritter said...

I'm so excited for you and I LOVE your attitude! I hope you find what you're looking for!

Treading Water in the Kiddie Pool said...

It sounds like you have a really wonderful that is very worth going to every day! I'm so happy for you!

Galit Breen said...

So many congrats, you! I adore that excitement that I swear I can FEEL right through my screen!

Robbie K said...

Thanks! I'm thrilled to get back out there.

Robbie K said...

Thank you! I'm very excited you can tell :)

Robbie K said...

Thank you! I love what I do and have missed doing it this past year.

Robbie K said...

Thank you very much! i am over the top excited about it!

The Preppy Girl in Pink said...

I can't wait for you to get back out there too! Just make sure you have a GPS or Big Yankee gives you some very simple directions to follow! ;-)
In all seriousness, those families will be lucky to have you! You are a wonderful human being!!

@dkotucker said... bad! I got so excited for you reading about going back to work that I actually thought "she got a job already!" Wouldn't have surprised me though.

I do enjoy driving in the car myself too and the adult interaction...sometimes. Tee hee.

You will DEFINITELY make a difference Robbie!

Jennifer Gilbart said...

Congrats - sounds like a really wonderful job!

Robbie K said...

Thanks! You are so sweet and have been such a great support thru all this.

I'm so excited! My co-worker has lived here FOREVER and gave me all her #s in case I get lost. she even drew me a map yday. :)

Robbie K said...

I did get a job already-sorry to be confusing! I actually was hired before i moved here and went to my first training yesterday.

thanks :)

Robbie K said...

Thank you! I can't wait to start helping those families and playing with babies!

@dkotucker said...

WOW!!!!! That's fantastic!!! They are very lucky to have you.


Jennifer Worrell said...

What a wonderful career choice! Those of you in early intervention positions make such a difference in our students' lives. Kudos, love, and luck to you as you get back out there!

Robbie K said...

Thank you! I love working with at-risk children and their families & am thrilled to be stepping out of the classroom & into their homes.

Robin | Farewell, Stranger said...

Awesome! And I know what you mean about being excited. It is a break!

Robbie K said...

I am easing back into it and the flexibility is amazing which makes it even more enjoyable! ;)