This is a series of posts all about my transition from homeschooler, mother and homemaker to a post-child raising career.
Included in this list of posts is information about Second Bloom, which is a series of conversations with eight different women about their personal transition from homemaking, caregiving, child-raising, and in most cases homeschooling, to midlife careers and vocations.
What can we learn from each other as we cross the threshold of full time mother, homemaker and homeschooler into second half of life careers? What secrets can we glean from someone else's story? What wisdom or insight can we apply to our own life and situation?
Read and listen to the interviews to find out!
October 3, 2019
What can I learn from the stories of other women's journeys across the threshold of full time mother, homemaker and homeschooler into second half of life careers? What secrets might I glean? What wisdom or insight might I be able to apply to my own life and situation?
February 14, 2019
Following the trail of curiosity was good for the past season. A season of healing and recovery. It was all I could give. But now I'm ready to actively chart this process. I am thinking about where I want to be in ten years, twenty years, and how I'm going to get there.
February 8, 2019
Working part-time has been like throwing another ball in the air and adjusting everything else to accommodate it. And it makes me feel vulnerable because now there's another person in my life who I might disappoint. Tasks I might not be able to accomplish. Maybe I'll fail.
January 25, 2019
Have you ever had something so good in your life that you don't want to speak about it in case you break the spell? A new love, an opportunity, an experience you feel is too good to be true and you don't want to jinx all that goodness with words and explanations? That's how I feel about my job.
January 21, 2019
I think one of the reasons I was so keen to be a homemaker and homeschooler is because it allowed me to create my own alternate reality, a safe and secure home. My work will help create the kind of world I want to live in, the same way I did in building a home and family. That's the goal.
January 14, 2019
How does one go about looking for a job when one hasn't had "a job" in almost twenty years? Yes, I've worked, as a homemaker, homeschooler, and home manager; a freelance writer and content creator. I've worked but I haven't had a job - the kind where someone hires you, you show up, do work according to their specifications, and get paid - since before my kids were born.
January 10, 2019
Late 2017 we faced the inescapable reality that we needed a more regular and predictable flow of income. We needed to be able to count on a pay check, not the whims of clients who did or did not pay on time. We needed more money for the stage of life we're in. And we were faced with a big tax bill that Damien's work alone was unable to pay. It was super stressful and it was a situation that pushed both Damien and I into new employment.