Not Going Back To Work

Saturday, 11 November 2017

Not Going Back To Work

Well I guess it’s time that I came clean and announced that I am not going back to work. Today,  I have spent the day at a Mumsnet conference that has really made me see things clearly.

I was planning to write a post about my decision to return to work. That would give the impression that I don’t currently work. Devalue the hard work that I have put into blogging and social media over the last 5 years. I am fed up with telling people that I work, but because I am self employed, they just don’t count it as real work. Saying I am going back to work gives the wrong impression. I am guessing that if you are reading this, you know that I work hard and that I have done so for several years now. I am registered as self employed and my blog is my job.  I have no intentions that this will change. So to say I am returning to work would be wrong. I am just taking on some more, somewhat different, work.

My blog is my hobby turned job and I love it. The only problem I have is that my husband works away a lot. Whilst many online friends have become real life friends, meeting up in school hours is difficult to say the least. I need something else to keep my brain ticking over, and so have decided to take on a part time role as a teaching assistant.

It gives me back a little of my old life, whilst enabling me to continue with my blog and look after my boys. I’ll be honest, at the moment it all seems too good to be true. Come next Friday I may well be wondering what on Earth I was thinking. However, I am hoping it will give me the balance I need. Interaction with others when my Husband is working away. For the first time in a long time I feel excited. I am hoping that I will have two jobs that I love and most importantly be around for my boys at the same time. I guess it will take some time to adjust. I am already planning a post on batch cooking! But now, after eight years, I feel it is time for me “not” to return to work.


  1. Good luck with the new role. Whilst I like the flexibility of working from home, I do miss the routine, the people etc of going to work

    1. Thanks Sarah! Yes having a routine is both good and bad. As it is only part time I am hoping it wont be too bad and am looking forward to seeing people again x

  2. Good luck in your new job. I hope it works out the way you hope it will.