I’m a “Work Outside the Home” Mom Now!

Yes, I’ve done it.  I bit the bullet.  Found my dream job. Went all in. Went full time to the … [gasp] office! I remember once not too long ago, my dear friend, and social media maven, Amy Lupold Bair asked on Facebook, “If you could work for just one company, who would it be?” I can’t remember what I said back then, but a few months ago, I was hit by the intense desire to work full time as social media specialist for a lage non-profit organization in my home town.  If you asked me a year ago, I would have never said I’d be led there.  But I am positive that it is God’s leading, and the right thing for our family.

Three months after submitting my application, here I am.  I’ve been “back to work” for a month now, and it comes with its own set of blessings and challenges. Every mom works, whether you are a full time or homeschooling mom, work-at-home mom, or work-outside-the-home mom. I’ve been through the SAHM, WAHM stages and now I’m a WOHM (I guess you could pronounce it “womb”).

So I figured I’d make some short videos, with tips, tricks, struggles, successes, questions and general musings.  I’d love for you to join me with your comments, or video responses! What do you think?

About Sarah Pinnix

I'm a mom, blogger, vlogger, libertarian. I love Jesus, and my husband, too. Social Media Strategist for a Non-Profit (All statements here are solely my own)

Comments

  1. And how cute are you?? I’m so proud of you. You can do absolutely anything!

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  2. Nikki
    Twitter: Nikki_S
    says:

    Congrats Sarah! I don’t know if I have a lot of advice for you but I went back to work full time as the social media director for a local business in April and it was the best move. Ever. I still get to work from home part time though so I think will make things easier. I can say one thing; breathe. Take time to just breathe and don’t, I repeat do not let guilt about one thing or another take over. My philosophy is that everything will work out just the way it’s supposed to.

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  3. Good job! I can imagine it was a huge leap to take.

    I’m headed back to work in two months and have very mixed feelings about it: hate to leave my son when it’s getting more and more fun to be home and see what he’ll be up to next, love to be able to have some more adult conversations and to eat my lunch while it’s still hot.

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  4. Birth Announcement Services says:

    This is such a great time in your life, im guessing 🙂

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  5. Congratulations!!
    I always think about going back to work. The problem is, with two little kids, the daycare costs would probably outweigh what I’d bring home each paycheck. It’s definitely something I’m keeping in mind for when both kids are in public school full-time.

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  6. Congratulations Sarah! Welcome to the WOHM club. 😉 I have worked at ASU for going on 10 years and there are days I wished I could be a SAHM. However, I do love what I do. I use my lunch hour to work out; it’s my time without the husband or kids. I find that the more I can do in the evenings to prepare for the next day the better off I am, such as picking out my own clothes for the next day. I might change my mind the next morning, but it was the thought that counted. If you know you have to go to WalMart, go there before work. You will find no lines and you will be able to get in and out in no time. As time goes by, you may feel that you cannot get done with the things at work and at home. Just pray about it and only worry about today, as we don’t know what the future holds for tomorrow.

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  7. Congrats Sarah! Sounds like the perfect fit…I’m happy for you and you deserve it. Keep blogging tho.

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  8. Yeah! Sometimes it just takes time but our dream job is definitely out there and attainable! Congrats!

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  9. Congratulations!! I went back to work Full Time 3 years ago and it was a transition for the family, but I have seen us pull together and work as a team to make it work! Best wishes!!

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    Sarah
    Twitter: reallifesarah
    Reply:

    That’s the biggest blessing, Wendy. The kids have really “owned” it and are eager to help out.

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  10. MoninaW
    Twitter: MoninaW
    says:

    Congratulations Sarah! Just don’t pull too many of your hairs out…it’s gorgeous! 🙂

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    Sarah
    Twitter: reallifesarah
    Reply:

    Haha! I won’t! I pay too much for my hair!

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  11. Stephan Hilson says:

    Congratulations on finding your office job after working at home in the previous months. I am glad that you are going to continue putting up your blog. It is also interesting that you are relating your experiences of your transition period from blogging to office career. Good luck in your future endeavors.

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  12. Congratulations, my dream is to work in a office as well. the videos you are making is a great idea! not only you can give advices and get. you can also just talk about your problems and that should be enough for you to understand what to do further.

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  13. Bonita
    Twitter: bonitalillie
    says:

    Congratulations, Sarah! Are you working with my cousin, Kay, and her husband Rick/Fuzzy?

    I worked part time outside the home briefly five years ago. It was a challenge especially since I was homeschooling.

    While I enjoy being home and running a very small business, I admit there are times when I really long to be outside interacting socially with others beyond my family and those online. I just don’t want to go back to nursing so if I could find a job that was more in line with what I’m already doing at home or that involved helping people without all the drama of the medical profession, I’d be very open to the possibility.

    I’ll be watching your journey closely and learning from you. Thanks for sharing it!

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    Sarah
    Twitter: reallifesarah
    Reply:

    Yes, Bonita, I am!! They are such amazing people! How cool that Kay is your cousin!

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  14. If you’re pulling your hair out I better not hear about it on your blog first. I’m JUST sayin’! 🙂

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    Sarah
    Twitter: reallifesarah
    Reply:

    Ha! No, Hope, I’m sure I’ll be crying in your cube if that happens! Haha!

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  15. Lena
    Twitter: Lenasledge
    says:

    Congratulations on your new journey, new career and new blessings.

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