Having a career doesn’t make you bad mom. It actually helps you to keep your sanity. You can have real conversations with adults about things that have nothing to do with parenting.
Don’t feel guilty. Having a job or a career that you love makes it seem less like work. Fortunately with the changing of times, women are very powerful in the workplace and are wonderful, successful, hardworking people.
Maybe you haven’t gotten a high school diploma or a college degree. It’s okay. It is never too late to start because you have to start somewhere even if it seems like the bottom rung on the career ladder. Go get your education. Look through your own personal interests and see if there’s programs for people like you to suit your schedule. Maybe you want to go to school one night a week or go everyday while the kids are at school. Today, it’s almost as easy to earn your diploma, certification or degree all online (it sometimes is bit more expensive but it allows you to have time to do other necessary tasks). There are all sorts of programs at various types of schools that will help you to get out of your career slump and really start doing something you can’t wait to wake up for. Many schools offer on-the-job training.
If you’re not sure where to start, do an online search. Think about your interests. What are your dreams and goals? Maybe take a personality test to see how your characteristics would match up in different fields. Hate dogs? Being a veterinarian technician isn’t for you. People drive you crazy? Perhaps sales management isn’t for you. But you will find something that is.
I wish you great luck in this! All it takes is a little encouragement, a little bit of money (don’t forget to consider grants, scholarships and loans) and a lot of motivation. I believe in you!
Imagine how great it would be if your next interview went like this:
- · You walk in confidently, fully prepared for what’s ahead.
- · You feel comfortable and relaxed, yet enthusiastic and eager to get the interview started.
- · Your smile is genuine and you can tell they are pleased by your professional appearance and upbeat attitude as you shake hands.
- · You answer their questions in perfect detail, as if they’d been provided to you in advance.
- · You surprise and flatter them with your knowledge of their company.
- · You convince them that what you offer is exactly what they need.
- · You leave the interview happy, knowing that you impressed the hell out of them!
- · You soon get a call instead of a letter and you hear those magic words…
“Congratulations! The job is yours!”