Now that we are done with the child-bearing part of life, I've been mulling what I'll do next. I have some time before I need to make a decision, but mulling is one of my hobbies.
Based on the employment opportunities in our town, a front-runner possibility is to get a 6-week nursing assistant degree and work in the nursing home. This might be a poor fit for many, many reasons (shift issues, crying-at-the-drop-of-a-hat issues, maybe-I'd-just-hate-it issues)---but if so, the investment of time and energy involved in trying it wouldn't be too disheartening; and if it does work out, there's room for getting more training and making a career of it.
Another possibility is to get a job in the school system, so I'd be on the same schedule as the kids until they're all old enough to be at home by themselves.
I am sparing you a list of all the other possibilities, as there are legion, none of which are MORE interesting than those two.
All this mulling has made me interested to know other people's plans. Some of you may be planning to go back to school. Some of you are already working but may be planning to change hours/shifts or change companies or change jobs entirely when there's less little-kid stuff in your lives. Some of you are at home and are planning to go back to established careers. Some of you are at home and already know what you're planning to do next. Some of you are probably like me, mulling the possibilities. Tell me what you're planning/mulling! Or tell what you DID do, if you've gone through this already!
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