Making the Decision to Go Back to Work

•Collaborative post featuring gifted clothing•

I started working when I was fifteen, in a conservative club as a waitress, followed soon after by jobs in retail and I have a degree in Events Management, which led to jobs as a wedding & events coordinator after graduation. I have always enjoyed working and making my own money, but after having the three children, it became increasingly difficult to juggle the logistics and costs involved with working and paying for childcare and 18 months ago I made the decision to quit my job following maternity leave and register as self employed, effectively taking my blog full time.

Although I’ve loved being my own boss, and making money from doing something I love, I have also struggled with late payments and the fact that I never know how much I am going to make month to month, at times leaving me with very little money of my own. I am fortunate that Ed earns enough for us to survive on one income, and we have managed to avoid needing to put Benjamin into nursery until now, but I decided enough was enough and I wanted a guaranteed income alongside the money I make through my blog.

I start my new part time job at the beginning of September and I am really excited but also a little nervous about going back to work after a couple of years. I have worked on my own, from the comfort of my home, for such a long time that I am feeling a little unsure of what to expect when I go back into an office with other people. One of the main things I have been thinking about is what I should wear. The HR contact at my new job has told me it is a fairly relaxed so I have been trying to find outfits that would be considered smart casual.

I was sent across two items from justyouroutfit, which I thought would work well together as a work outfit and I am really happy with them.

I would never have usually gone for a patterned pair of trousers like these, but I think they work really well with the white feminine blouse.

I like how the outfit looks and I think it works well at being just the right amount of smart and casual for my new job.

justyouroutfit offer a range of clothing to suit a range of occasions at affordable prices. They offer the latest clothing, shoes and accessories with special offers available on their website.

Although I am a little nervous about starting my new job, I think it will be really good not just for me, but for Benjamin as well. He doesn’t see many children his own age at the moment, and I think that nursery will really help him with his social skills, confidence and speech development, which is slower than average at the moment. I think my own mental health will improve as well, without so much time with my own thoughts, and with adult company during the day.

I have no intentions to stop blogging anytime soon, but I am looking forward to this new chapter of my life, and working for a worthwhile local charity.

This is a collaborative post with gifted clothing featured, however all words and images are my own. 

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