Can I really be a SAHD?
I just wish we could afford it!
Earlier this year I took a risk. That risk was a small one but it’s a risk that hasn’t paid off.
I left a semi-safe job (they were back and forth regarding redundancy) to take a job outside of my comfort zone.
Outside my comfort zone but I jumped with both feet at an opportunity.
The opportunity was sold to me as a 6 month contract with a view to make permanent.
Unfortunately down to workload (I am told), there isn’t the work to keep me, therefore soon, for the first time in my life, I will be jobless.
And I am scared! Scared because I am worried about money (mentioned a gazillion times on this blog) and scared because I don’t know what the future holds. I don’t mean in a X-Men know what coming round every corner sense, I just mean with a permanent job you know your bills are going to get paid…from next month I don’t.
Looking for job is HARD. On one hand, there are jobs out there I am qualified to do, but when you apply you don’t even get a ‘No Thanks’.
Without trying to sound condescending, I don’t want to just do ANY job. I don’t want to work in a shop. I don’t want to clean offices. These jobs aren’t beneath me at all, I have just worked hard to learn the skills I have learnt and although right now they appear to be worth bugger all, I feel some jobs would be pressing the Reset button and I don’t want to do that…..but a job is a job.
I have often been asked if you can make money from blogging and I know it’s possible as I have spoken to people that have..I’m just not sure I can. My reach isn’t massive but I suppose if I put more effort in that would grow. That’s a big risk and the last risk I took didn’t work out!
But soon becoming a SAHD may become a reality whether I like it or not. I actually like the idea of being at home with the boys all day, it’s purely a financial reason for needing to work.
Are you a SAHD? How do manage for money? Tell me it’s gonna be OK!
As always, thanks for reading.