I've been working very few hours the last five months to navigate and focus on my son's special needs. I recently had a really solid opportunity come knocking, so I pursued the interview process. It's not necessarily a true fit for my previous skills, but as with any job, they'd still need to train me to operate in the ways they want things to be handled so training will be a component.
What I'm trying to figure out is -- how do I go back to working FT and manage my son's special needs? And also, my daughter's needs? Going back to work FT means I will be doing (quite frankly, a full time job at home) more than I am now and I'm trying to reason out if it is worth it.
This is a career choice that would land me in a job 20 minutes from home and with long-term career potential. So, though it's hard now with my son, as it gets easier -- this is the job that would be the best fit long term for us.
Does anyone else have struggles like this? How to you handle the mental load of running your household and family life plus the extra mental load of navigating a career?