For the past two years, I’ve been consulting on my own. I’ve done well and I’ve struggled. Right now, I’m struggling. Two of my three clients are going away at the end of 2011. I don’t have the energy to find new clients. But I know that I need to do so and start looking now.
At the same time, I’ve been presented with an interesting chance to interview at a PR firm here in Seattle for a full-time position. It would mean going back to the agency side and working in an office again.
I’m deeply intrigued by this opportunity.
But if we (this company and I) like each other and the offer from them is good enough ($$$$) a LOT would change in our lives. I wouldn’t be home anymore. I wouldn’t be able to make every dinner during the week and get all of our errands done, etc. We would have a lot more disposable income but a lot less time to spend it. My hours would probably go back to crazy and my stress levels would probably double or triple.
I’ve always dreamed of being a stay-at-home mom. I currently am basically a stay-at-home wife with a part-time job but I’m bored, lonely and missing the collegial work environment of an office. Eventually I would want to go back to work full-time and I don’t want to lose out on opportunities. Am I being dumb by wanting this now of all times? Will someone still want me in 3-4 years? Or is now my only chance?
In other news, I was hit with nausea over the weekend. If I don’t eat enough or early enough, my stomach starts to churn and I feel awful. I basically have to eat almost constantly throughout the day in order to prevent it from hitting. Argh! I’m glad that I have yet another symptom but it’s not one that I’m enjoying very much! Any tips on preventing or reducing nausea are greatly appreciated!