On Thursday, a day I don’t normally work, I gave a presentation to some of our IMPORTANT clients. (Capslock for them – that’s how special they are.) The presentation was web-related so I wasn’t nervous about it until they dimmed all the lights in the conference room and BAM! – spotlight on my face. It took me a second to squint out at everyone and begin. I knew it was going well when my co-worker Meredith texted me “This rocks” mid-presentation. (And, yes, I saw it. This mama always has her phone during work hours. JUST IN CASE.)
Further, work is going great. I feel like I could be there full time plus and still have work to do at home. When I’m there, I think “I could totally do that – work full time, have both the kids in school.” Then I leave at 2:30 and have long, lovely park afternoons with the kids and think “NEVER. I’m NEVER WORKING AGAIN!” Aaaand repeat. Three days a week. Plus some hours outside of that – increasingly more lately; we are ramping up to our busy time of year.
And, realistically, this presentation was outside of “normal” work hours for me so I had to find NK a sitter for Thursday in order to give this presentation. That's not always going to work. My boss covered the sitter fee (I know; I do realize how lucky I am) for this event but that is not always the case. I have to say NO often (which is not in my nature when it comes to office life). Still, I hold strong to my I’M ONLY PART TIME position and pray I’m giving enough attention all around.