However, I've been feeling emboldened since my last visit to the doctor, so much so, I've been thinking maybe the time is right to try to find a paying job, after leaving my career to be a stay-at-home mother.
It turns out there exists at least two problems with this idea:
- Last I checked, Oregon ranked #2 in unemployment.
- I'm missing part of my brain.
So l look up a temp agency and beginning updating my resume, and I ask my husband to critique it. The last time I did this he said something like, "This sucks. Do it over."
I told him to be a little gentler this time.
I produce him a rough draft. Immediately he discovers a critical error: Nowhere on my resume do I mention my education--kind of important. It's at this point ask myself the question, "What the hell was I thinking?" Why am I looking for work, when I can't write a resume?
I say to my husband in frustration, "Maybe everyone's right, I am too stupid to work."
"No one is saying that," he replies. "But we are all wondering why (you want to go back)."
I just don't feel entirely comfortable being June Cleaver. And by the way, I'm not good at that role either, but someone has to play it.