3.11.2010

back to work


(image via TLC families)


I've decided that it's time I go back to work. I've loved being a stay-at-home mom. Living in my pajamas half the day. Letting the demands of everyone else determine what I will do next. Being at the beckon call of my kids all day long. Checking my e-mail whenever I please or turning on the tv if I want to {which I usually don't}. I love being able to start any project whenever I please and do whatever I want with my time. However, this kind of lifestyle does not fit my personality. I've definitely learned to enjoy serendipity, but I miss the structure, the routine and the security that working full-time brings. I miss the sense of accomplishment. I've been out of the 8-5 workforce for awhile now so I'm sure it will be hard to return, but I'm really excited.

I start my new job on Monday.
I'm going to be a CEO.
Impressed?
You should be.
I'm going to be the CEO of the Jones Household.

From what I've heard, this company is on the right track. They have a lot of wonderful systems in place. The employees love each other so much and there is a great work environment. However, they just need a little more structure and direction from a new and improved CEO {that's me}. Their last CEO was not making the best use of their time, money and resources {unbelievable, right?}. My job will be to make things more efficient. I will put some new systems in place that will make the Jones Household better than they already were. I really hope to improve this company and make sure that all of the time, money and resources are being used wisely. I know it's going to be a lot of work and extra effort for the first little while, but I am determined to make a difference. My hours will be 7 am to 9 pm. I'm sure that I will often have to work longer hours than this, but I know that it will be worth it. I personally know the employees of this company and they really deserve some positive changes, which is why I've decided to do this for a very small salary. I'm really hoping that the Board of Directors is able to increase my salary over the next year, but in the meantime I will be working for much less than I am worth! I'm really excited for this new adventure. I'll keep you posted on my progress with this new company.

Wish me luck.
I'm really going to need it!


9 comments:

Amanda said...

I read a quote by CS Lewis that said "The homemaker has the ultimate career. All other careers exist for one purpose only- and that is to support this ultimate career." I read it in a book I own called The Ultimate Career by Daryl Hoole and Daughters. It is all about the art of homemaking. After reading your post I was inspired to take back my career too. I'm going to read that book again. I'm going to stop wasting company time and start loving the job I chose- even longed for for years!

Tonii said...

Brittany, I just love you!! What an inspiring post, you MUST post the things you are doing to be more efficient. I love a system, and definitely need some better routines at our house. You are awesome :)

The Jones' said...

oh, Britt, you kill me. Good luck with that!! hahaha...

Angie said...

I can't wait to see the posts on the Jones Household. I'm always looking for ways to improve so please share!

Hawk Family said...

You are going to be a great CEO can't wait to see what comes of going back to work...I should follow your example and get things in order at my house.

Brianne & Jarod said...

You are so witty and funny! I think that the Stewart household needs one of these new CEO's too, but not sure I have found the motivation to fulfill the job....sigh...hopefully soon, right? Oh, and it is so good to know that someone as stylin' as you doesn't look like super mom ALL the time...I mean I was really feeling bad about all the gym clothes, pony tails, and days without makeup! makes me feel a little better :)

Gie Bergmill said...

What a great attitude - I love this paradigm shift. Thanks for the uplift!

Reeses Pieces said...

What a fun post. I was reading and reading wondering where you would be working...ha ha you fooled me. The work of staying at home kicks any CEO's butt anyday! Just wish my boss paid more haha!

Tricia said...

can I just say this blog was like reading my own mind! I so want to enjoy what I am doing as a mom but do it better and more efficiently! I will be checking back for helpful ideas! my big goal lately is to actually make dinner 4 times a week. we'll see. . .