Cooler Wednesday…


I could get used to temps in the mid-60s in the morning…a nice little breeze out of the North-Northeast…It’s such a welcome respite from the 100+ temps…makes me want to get on my Asics and head out for a 3-mile walk!!!!  Okay, it sounded good!!!

Instead, I tossed and turned another night with weighing out my job options…I am really perplexed but excited and doing my best to think rationally about all that is in front of me.

I interviewed with the house cleaning company yesterday afternoon.  The gal was very straight forward after looking at my resume and asking me “why?”  Why do you want to go into cleaning houses?  I didn’t hesitate at all with my answers…I’ve thought about this for several years and it just sounded and felt right to be telling someone outside of my family why I wanted to go into cleaning houses for a living rather than sitting in an office all day long taking care of attorneys and their clients.

The gal said she would talk to her partner…there are two owners and see what she says and then she would call me sometime today and let me know their decision.  Their process makes sense…I am pretty sure I can do the work…it will be hard physical work until I can established a system or routine of my own.  The business is there, they assign jobs by the house cleaner’s location and specific jobs…so, we’ll see.  I am pretty sure I’m going to do it.  I’ve been studying the pros and cons of leaving the legal profession.

I’ve been putting the numbers to pencil and it may be difficult for about a 90-day period but I think I’ll be able to swing it financially…not to mention, I may even be able to see a couple of my guys during the work week days as my schedule will be much more flexible than when I was working in an office.

The numbers deal of this is the hardest part…I could continue on the same financial path if I take a law office job…though I think the firm job offer is no longer an option…at least, I wouldn’t expect it to still be open.  I just can’t bring myself to accept it.  I just don’t want that kind of pressure to perform hanging over me again…I have come up with all manners of justification for NOT taking the office job.  What’s wrong with me?  Why am I willing to step out there and risk it all by taking a whole different direction with my livelihood?

Of course, I’ll have no other choice if the house cleaning company doesn’t want to take a chance on me and offer me a job…I’ll be forced back into the law office environment to be miserable from here on out in my working life…there may be some bright spots but right now, I can’t see those bright spots.

Time for another cup of coffee…

One thought on “Cooler Wednesday…

  1. I get the life in transition part, but why in the world would you want to take a step backwards abandoning your skill set to clean peoples toilets. Now please don’t get me wrong, my own Mother is a cleaner, she does ok. But it does take a toll on the body.

    I can see that you want out of your career path, just keep those options open and hopefully something you really want will come your way.

    Hang in there!!
    Bob

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