I was blessed to be able to stay home with Brooklyn until she was nine months. But after a little bit it was just needed for me to go back to work. Since I was laid off from my last job, I had no idea what looking for a job would be like. The search began! I thought interviews would come easy, but would soon learn it was not as easy as I had thought. Back in May I had heard of a place called Bio Life, its a plasma center. I heard it was a really good place to work, and they will train you from the beginning, no medical history required.
I noticed that they were hiring so I applied. It seemed that would be the last time I heard about Bio Life, so the search continued. Then one day in July I got a call from them and they had asked for me to come in for an interview. So a phone interview, and two regular interviews later I was offered the job. When I got the call I was excited because I had been looking for awhile and nothing and this was one I finally got. But that joy went away really fast when I thought about leaving Brooklyn to work. I called Mandy to tell her I got the job, but I was crying the whole time.
Before I was pregnant I was already going to school part time, so I was hired just a couple weeks before school started. So in just a few days I went from being a stay at home mom (off from school for the summer), and now a full time employee, part time student, and all the time mom. :)
This will explain why my poor blog has been neglected. I have barely been in to do Brooklyn's monthly posts.
Working for Bio Life was such an experience, nothing I had ever done before. I met so many amazing people and learned SO much. I enjoyed the personal interaction with the donors and just learning new things. I also made an amazing new friend, Mandy.
Even though I enjoyed working at Bio Life, I missed Brooklyn, Dad was doing a pretty good job at home. Bio Life has some crazy hours, and they alternate every week. The early shift is 5am to 2:30pm, then 9am to 6:30pm, and then closing is 12pm to 8:30pm, and every other Saturday. But we were making it work.
One day last week I got a call from a good friend Gina. She asked what I was up to and also that the company she was working for was hiring. She had asked me to email my resume to her supervisor, so I did. I really didn't think I would hear from them so fast. But I interviewed there a couple times too, and they offered me the job. This job offered to keep me at the same pay rate, and also had a more stable schedule with weekends off.
This was a hard decision for me, but I took on the job at LearnKey and started last week. I miss my Bio Life co-workers, but love this schedule. I feel like I can get more done at home and with my school work. Everyone at LearnKey has been so sweet and have made me feel so welcome. I am excited to see what the future holds.
All in all I am going to do my best to keep my blog updated. I just love going back and seeing posts from the past and want Brooklyn to be able to see these in the future with stories of her growing up, and pictures of course!
Lately it as been SO nice outside, and we try to go for walks as much as possible. She loves it, we have also been going to the park a lot too. Even though she isn't walking yet she climbs on everything that she can.
All the kids playing in the sand with Uncle Doz.