So something new and exciting is happening in my little corner of the world. I am happy to report that I am transitioning out of my current position at work. Since returning from work after having Jack I have been unhappy with my job. I don't know if it is my job or if its the idea that I would much rather be at home with my little boy.
A little background on what I do... For the last 8 years I have run 2 programs for a non profit agency. I run a day program for adults with Autism and other developmental disabilities and I also run an after school program for children with developmental disabilities. Our programs have grown more than I ever imagined. I currently have a caseload of 49 individuals with the potential to grow! I'm proud of the growth and the ability to support so many families.
The problem I have are the long hours away from my family. I don't get home until at least 7:15 each night. I usually have to forego dinner in order to take walks with my family. I always miss Jack's dinner and it's heartbreaking for me. I keep thinking of all the times in the future I may miss because of my current position.
Recently, my supervisor resigned. Although I am really going to miss her, her guidance and all that she has taught me in the last 7 years I am happy to say her position has been adjusted and I'll be transitioning in part of her current role.
I will be staying on 4 days a week and I will be working with 31 families in the community. I will no longer be running 2 programs and will be able to flex my schedule according to meetings. I will not longer have to work until 6:30 when both programs end. I'll be able to get home and eat dinner with my family most nights.
I'm so excited to be able to spend more time with my family. I'm so thankful that my company has give me the opportunity. I'm hoping to grow into this position, assist families all while enjoying mine. I've grown close to the families I've worked with over the last several years. I am lucky I'll be to work out of the same office and see the staff I have supervised over the years and the families I've grown to love.
It's all about growing and learning.
Wish me luck as I transition into this new position.