In just a few short hours I report for my first day of my new job. It will also be the time I get a better grip on what this will mean for us financially as I see the health plans, 401K options and so on. Pray for wisdom as I make those kind of decisions.
I’m grateful for Ashley’s recent post on her Tax Issues, not that she has the issue, but it raised a flag for me as I go to fill out the tax paperwork for this new job, that I need to really evaluate my tax withholdings since I am planning to keep my contract jobs along with this new one.
Prior to starting my new job, I’ve worked out at the gym for an hour, had a full and healthy breakfast (thanks to my Grandmother) and put in a couple of hours of work on my contract jobs. I spent most of yesterday prepping school for the kids for this next couple of weeks and getting ahead on my contract jobs. I feel like I’m ready.
The kids have all stepped up in a big way to make this adjustment as easy as possible. My youngest decided that he will be in charge of packing me a lunch, I think he put one of everything in the house in my bag. He says that I am going to be gone a long time so he doesn’t want me to be hungry. My daughter laid out my clothes for the day. I’m not sure how leggings and a flannel shirt go as far as corporate apparel, but seeings at it is freezing and my wardrobe is limited at best, I’m going with it. As I fretted about it last night, my very wise 12 year old daughter said to me, “Mom, you already got the job, now you just have to go wow them with your skills. After that, they won’t care at all what you wear.” I’m taking that confidence booster and wearing my leggings and flannel to work today.
There are a couple of things I am going to have to buy sooner rather than later like a lunch bag with a way to keep things cold and a few nicer pieces of work clothes, but for now, I am ready to get started. Wish me luck!
Gymnast competed in the Level 6 VA State Championships Gymnastics Meet this past weekend and competed at the Division I level. He brought home 2nd on high bar, 5th on rings and 6th on vault. I couldn’t be more proud. And an even bigger highlight for the kids, was there Dad made an appearance. He and I planned it as a surprise. He hadn’t seen the kids in 19 months. It went well. Here is Gymnast’s 2nd Place High Bar routine if you are interested.