I’ve decided to do it. I’m going back to work. It will be part time (2 days a week; 10 hours). I will be teaching general music to toddlers, preschoolers, and elementary aged kids. Not at all my specialty, but it’s music. I taught two sample classes yesterday. The older kids (3rd and 4th grades) loved me and asked their teacher today when I was coming back. The younger kids (2 year olds) was a really hard class to teach, but I think once they get to know me and we have a routine, it’ll be a LOT better. They were still pretty fun, though.
So, I’m going to be a working mommy. Is it bad that I’m not looking at this as any kind of a long-term thing? I’ll figure out by the end of the school year if I want to continue, I guess. It’ll be nice to feel like I’m contributing to the family income, even if it only covers half the weekly grocery bill or something. It’ll be nice to actually use the degree I earned 8 years ago. It’ll be nice to have days where I actually get dressed before noon and get out of the house for something other than taking my son to the bus stop. I’m focusing on all the positives right now, because I know all the negatives and if I start to vocalize any of my doubts or concerns I’ll be seriously regretting my decision. This was a very hard decision to make, but ultimately I did make it (without help!!).
Now… I get to spend the next week coming up with a curriculum, unit plans, and lesson plans. Whew. The fun never stops, does it? 😉