I’m at a crossroads. I have been primarily staying home with my children for six years. During that time, I have been a substitute teacher and have been freelance writing.
I am now returning to the workplace full time, and it’s terrifying.
First of all, I don’t have any “work clothes.”
The thing about working is that your clothes vary depending upon what kind of job you’re doing. If I end up working in an office I have to buy fancier clothes than if I’m teaching Pre-K, for example.
One thing that I love about job hunting is interviews. I know some people hate them, but to me they’re so much fun. They feel like an acting audition. I get to convince the interviewer why I’m awesome.
Another thing that occurred to me is that I have to remember how to talk to adults. I’ve been interacting with children for so long that I’ve actually forgotten how to speak to adults.
One bad thing about adults is that you can’t bribe adults to do something for you at work. One good thing about adults is that you don’t have to remind them to keep their pants on.
I’m having trouble remembering the things I have to do while I’m job hunting, so I’ve decided to create a list:
List of things to do when job hunting:
- Buy clothes that adults wear
Practice talking to people that are above the age of six
Stop making poop jokes and laughing hysterically.
Send out resumes and follow up emails.
I think that sums it up.