I'm taking the plunge. I'm going back to work. No, wait, what have I been doing the last 9 1/2 years? Let me rephrase...I'm going back to work for pay. I actually started last year, but we are making it a little more official this year. Last year I began to babysit a little girl for a teacher here in town. The job totally fell into my lap...I had not pursued it at all. Joe & I had always planned for me to do some type of part-time work once Nathan started school. So when I started babysitting last year it wasn't necessarily a permanent thing. It was kind of on a take a year at a time kind of a thing. Well, I loved it and as I got to thinking about my ideal part-time job nothing could really top babysitting for a teacher. Last week I kick started the licensing process to become an "official in home daycare center". (If I add anymore kids, I have to be licensed). I can't believe I can actually say "I'm starting my own business."
As a side note, let me just say that had you asked me ten years ago what kind of part-time endeavor I might take on, I never would have mentioned babysitting. It probably wouldn't have even been in the top ten. I was coming out of the corporate world and that is pretty much all I knew. Kids did not enthuse me at all. I was excited about having my own, but everyone else's kids pretty much annoyed me. If you had asked me about it, I would had used the word NEVER. Reminds of another time I said never...I'll never be a pastor's wife. Well, look where that got me. I LOVE being a pastor's wife (well, most of the time ;) ) and I think I'm going to love this new stage of my life. Just a hint to never say never...God usually takes that as an opportunity to show me what He can do in my life and in my heart.