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Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Jobs?

It's funny how things work. I know when I was fresh out of college with a BS in my hand- going on 100's of interviews and being told "When are you getting pregnant?" (I was a 21 yr old newlywed with no plans for kids soon) and "What does your husband do?" or told "We have no need for Spanish speakers in Arkansas." (Yes, that was from some major companies including Walmart.) So, I took what jobs I could get- grocery store clerk, JCPenney's salesgirl, ManPower employee... until things came along.
Now, I don't really want to work. I mean, I do work- but at home. I have three kids that keep me hopping. I volunteer with Girl Scouts, Boy Scouts, three schools... but lately it seems like the universe it trying to tell me something.
I translate on the side for friends- mainly for Spanish speaking friends who need help with a school form, government form etc. but also for English speakers wanting to translate a document or website. I've never charged since I quit being a "translator" 11 yrs ago. But this week I've had opportunities springing up and wondering if that's a sign I should start trying it on the side. Scott keeps reminding me if I did it for money the pressure would be on and I'd feel obligated more than I do now. Probably true.
I also do a website for a school we used to go to, and that has generated several other people asking me if I'd do it professionally! (Never would have thought about that.)
I've also had more cakes pop into sight. I have two cakes to make for Sunday- a bridal shower cake and a little girl's birthday cake (for friends.) I'll post pics when I get them done.
And in June a wedding cake! I admit I was a little disappointed when we decided to wait on opening a bakery here in Park Hill, and then someone else opened it right where we were going to- but realize it's not the best time for me. I love having time with my kids. They are only little for a "little" while and I don't want to waste it.
I guess the point of my daily rambling is this-
Opportunities are there if I want them, and that IS a nice feeling!
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