Friday, November 6, 2009

Full Time Changes

As I mentioned in an earlier post... I got a NEW job... and I am SO excited.
I decided to leave my old job because I was feeling a lack of being a part of a team. I want to be in a position where I make a difference and I feel like I am challenged. (My old job was full of some fun people... it was my position that wasn't allowing for growth)
The opportunity presented itself, and I could not be more excited!!
I start at my new job in just 2 weeks... and it is FULL time (my first full time ever) and definitely a step up in my career.
I am really looking forward to the new experiences!


I have a question for all my blogger buddies, full time moms, and anyone else who experiences a full time job:
How do you manage it all?

35 comments:

Anonymous said...

It's not easy but it's not hard either :) you just learn to appreciate your time together more and making SCHEDULES helps everything! AS long as he knows what your week looks like and you know what his looks like and there is at least one hour when the 2 of you get to spend some time together just the 2 of you than I think everything else just works itself out :) I'm so excited for you! Good luck!

-Liz K

Candice Pair said...

Girl, I wish I could tell you...but you just do. I work full time, take 3 classes, and have a 20month old little girl. How do I do it? I have no idea....all I know is I couldnt w/o God, my husband, and a supportive family! Congrats on your job! I hope you love it!

missy. said...

one day at a time girl. one day at a time!

congrats though on the new job :)

Ashley @ Ramirez Family said...

It is easy, you just get tired early at the end of the day...and you have less time to get all your errands and household stuff done. I no longer have my full time job, but when I did...I would eat at my desk while working and then at my actual lunch I would run errands. Then I would go straight to the gym from work, and come home to see my hubby at 6:30ish to eat and spend time together.

Pink Pearls & Muddy Sneakers said...

Congratulations!

Mrs. Potts said...

You know, it's not hard once you get used to it. The thing that really helps me is that Mr. Potts is so helpful and doesn't expect me to do everything. There will be some nights I'll do laundry but he'll fold it all. I'll cook dinner, but he helps me prep & he cleans up.

Compromise. :)

Congrats!! I hope you'll love this new job!

Kayla said...

Ha! I WISH I could manage it all... I have a 4 month old (almost 5 months) - First time mom - a full time job, an hour commute 1 way, and a needy husband... hahahaha... my hubby had to pick up my slack after I had my son... he had to learn how to wash dishes, clothes, and vacuum... which were things I normally did without complaint because I had TIME... I do not have TIME whatsoever anymore... I'm go go go until 9 pm when my son goes to sleep!! So if you get any good tips, pass them my way ^_^

Kelly Denise said...

congrats on your new job
i need one

Brittany said...

Congrats!! I am not a mom yet, so I can't tell you how I balance children, but I can tell you to get LOTS of rest!! :)

~Jamie Kubeczka~ said...

Good luck with your new job!

Michael said...

Working full time is tough...it gets to be very exhausting but you get used to it after a while. Basically the way to manage everything is to have a plan and follow through with it. Just learn to enjoy your time off and use it wisely.

OceanDreams said...

So proud of you love and everything will turn out fine, just take one day at a time. At first you will be super tired and maybe even frustrated getting used to your new schedule...but then over time you will learn how to manage your time and make use of every moment. I will be honest, it is hard and sometimes you feel quite busy, but just make most of the little moments and take time to relax. Relax especially when you just start out because your body will have to get used to everything. You are going to do great!

Patience said...

I am not a mom, but I do work full time and go to Grad School full time while keeping up a house and planning a wedding and my key is to stay very organized and not procrastinate. Congrats on the new job :)

Alison said...

How exciting! I had a hard time managing full time. I hated it so I went down to part time! :) Good luck!!!

d.a.r. said...

Congrats!! So proud of you :)

I have no idea, I am trying to learn the whole juggling routine right now, too. It is definitely and ongoing process of adjustment, but I think I'll eventually figure it out. It's getting easier every week!

Jacci said...

Congrats on your job! Sometimes, I just DON'T manage it all - and that's okay. I am a firm believer in to-do lists, can't function with out them. Lately I've pulled all nighters just to get "it" all done. Not fun but necessary sometimes. You'll find a way to make it work, I promise!

The Socialite said...

Yay!!! Congrats! I can't give any advice as I'm looking for FT work too! I'm just PT right now and I love it, but it's not paying the bills! I'm hoping for a new career move. Hope your new adventure brings you lots of fun and success. Keep us posted!

Brown Girl said...

I'm not going to lie. I think managing a full time job and having time for yourself and your significant other is tough but you make it work. You do things together like go to the gym and take the doggies for a walk and talk, talk, talk when you can! Congrats on the new job, that's awesome!!

Jules said...

Congratulations! You must be so excited. I work a full-time job and I also teach ice skating on the side during the winter months. The key to balancing it all is lots of planning and staying on top of things like house cleaning, food shopping, etc. I don’t have a schedule that I follow or anything, but I like to keep my personal calendar up to date and squeeze it all in. I also try to have at least one relaxing weekend a month without plans to unwind.

I wish you the best of luck with your new career path!

Adrienne O'Brien said...

Congrats on the new job! I've worked full time and am now a full time mom, and no matter what, you'll never have enough time to do everything. The only advice I can give is to sometimes just let things go and accept that there just won't be time to do everything. It's like that old proverb, "Lord, give me the strength to change the things I can and accept the things I cannot", or something like that. Also, do NOT be afraid to ask for help! And make sure your marriage is 50/50 or at least that you are both comfortable with the weight you are pulling.

exclusively.vivi said...

Trac!!! You totally inspired me to start a blog.. =] I loooove reading yours! Anyways, I miss you & I'm so happy for you! Love you!

Kristen said...

Congrats!!! I love that monster pictures!

Rachel said...

Congrats girlie, it will all work itself out! What are you going to be doing, you are leaving us all in suspense!

Kimberly said...

Huge congratulations to you! You seem so excited, I'm so happy for you.

Mrs. V said...

Congrats Tracy! I think Brown Girl said some great things....It isn't easy, but it makes the little things THAT much more important. Being a wife, daughter, sister, friend AND full-time employee does give you an amazing sense of definition of YOU. So many people also said it well that you constantly adjust and attempt to...(in the words of Tim Gunn)....Make it Work :) Best of Luck!

Beth Dunn said...

help and wine. Best of luck with your new job. xoxo

SC

Annie said...

take each day as it comes :) you will manage just fine girly!! wine and adult beverages help sometimes as well ;)
congrats on the new job, wish you the best!! :)

Lori said...

Congrats Tracy ~ this is so exciting for you! You can only do one thing at a time and you know you can only do what you can. I have a hard time juggling and we do not have any kids but I like my down time too and send to feel robbed if I cannot get any ~ I am selfish like that....which is not a good thing.

brooke said...

congrats on the job lady!!! um.that photo is hilarious!! i have always worked full time and i would say it is all based on schedules and working together as a family...we rely on each other...and do as much together as we can...including dinners at the table every night...it is a HUGE thing for us!!!

~KS said...

How did I miss this??? Congratulations!!!! You will do awesome in your new role- and you will find a way to balance it all. Honestly, when you have the world's most amazing husband, a lot of love, a great family, true friends... it's amazing how clear your priorities become and how simple it is to just make it work...

Jax said...

Congrats on the new job, girlie! I'm super happy for you! :) I love my job, but definitely wonder what I will do next.. Mine allows for some awesome flexibility that makes it very parent-friendly (I'm not one, unless you count G dawg.. haha), but it's definitely a routine I've gotten used to... I think you just adjust to your routine..whatever routine that is. :) (Then again, what do I know, I have an apt and a dog...not a house, hubby, and kids.. haha!)

Amanda said...

I have a full time job where I sit in front of a computer most of the time, so I get the opportunity to blog during the day. Some days are too busy and you just have to fit it in when you can, but blogging is something I find the time to do because everyone should have something on the side that makes them happy :)

Kristin said...

I would love to know how too. I'm swamped with raising the dude and blog. I can't imagine adding a 9 to to the mix. But I know plenty of women who do it. Congrats on the new gig!!

French lover said...

Congratulations on the new job ! I don't have any good advice to offer since I'm still trying to figure out my next step in terms of school/job, but I'm sure you will find balance.

CAC muffin said...

congrats on the new job!