What do I want to be when I grow up?

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I am counting down to my 52nd birthday (13 days to be exact) and am sitting here tonight thinking what do I want to be when I grow up?

I’m looking at going back to work on an almost full-time basis next school year.  I know for sure that my career in the retail/wholesale business is not going to be resurrected 10 years later.  I don’t want a job that adds any stresses to our family life.  I had at one point considered going back to school and becoming a social worker.  I really want to help educate those individuals considering adoption as a family building option.  I have as a lay person hosted education peer groups, but I want to do more and can only work for an agency in a capacity as a LCSW or MSW. But as I’ve thought about it more and more I don’t have the focus to return to school and be available to my kids. So what’s next?

It’s been 10 years since I’ve worked for a company in any capacity.  My current bosses are 9 and 7 years old.  Will I be able to work under anyone else?  I’ve enjoyed the current position I’ve taken on as noon supervisor at our school but it’s only 2 hours a day.  I’m happy to have a little extra cash now.

Is this considered a mid-life crisis when at almost 52 you don’t know what you want to be?  Am I needing to reinvent myself for full-time work? What should I do, what should I be?  I don’t know, I do know that working at least 35 hours a week will be a BIG change for my family and me.

I am considering taking the typing test at our school district and look for a school office job as an assistant or clerical.  I want to be on the same schedule as our girls with holidays off and summer off.  But is this really what I want to be when I grow up?

Have you returned to work after years home as a stay-at-home mom?  Did you go back to your career?  What did you do?

Day 10, #NaBloPoMo #BlogHer

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