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Cutting Back

December 24th, 2010 at 02:42 pm

I'm feeling really optimistic about this job change. Some people want to telecommute - I realize I want a clear separation between work and home. For six years that line has been blurred & I'm far too easily distracted if I'm trying to potty train while also attempting to hold a conference call or training session.

Since I'll only be home in the evenings and weekends now, we cut back on our internet to a slower speed, reduced our phone bill, reduced our plan with our DVD rental service, cancelled other subscriptions... so we should be saving around $64/month.

I'm hoping that this means when I am home... I will be able to enjoy that time with family and focus on them more.

The kids... I think this will be beneficial for them too. They have a before/after school program that they can go to & field trips on days that I have to work but they don't have school. The youngest, our 2 year old, is excited to go to daycare. She loves being around other kids and I know she gets bored during the day when it's just her and me.

The new job - I'm excited about. I actually get my own office, not some cubicle. An office with a door and a window that faces the Sierra Nevada mountain range.

But anyhow, I do hope this is a positive change... for my professional and personal life. Professionally it gets me closer to my CPA license... personally, I hope it helps the family in the above mentioned ways.

Aside from that, DH goes back to work Monday. He had been sick the past week so we didn't get to do much. This year we are actually getting each other Christmas gifts, and I liked that. For a long time we've told each other "Oh, we can't afford it" or put each other off... but this year is a little different. We aren't being extravagant but I told him I want us to get each other stuff & be thoughtful of one another.

6 Responses to “Cutting Back”

  1. PNW Mom Says:

    Congratulations on the new job! I think all of your idea' are great....good luck!

  2. Homebody Says:

    Good luck with all the changes. The mountains do look beautiful out there; I'm in Reno for Christmas.

  3. MonkeyMama Says:

    I suppose it depends on the personality (maybe it's an accountant thing), but having had many opportunities to telecommute and work for home - I must say - I'd rather not!! I think some of it is "the grass is greener," kind of thing. About everyone I know wishes they could work from home. But I prefer not to mix work and home, personally. Been there, done that, and it is not my thing.

    Happy Holidays!

  4. Ima saver Says:

    Merry Christmas!

  5. Jerry Says:

    I think that there are advantages to telecommuting, but it doesn't always lead to less stress. I tend to do better with work and study when having I have some insurance of a separate work space, which is not possible in my current apartment. Still, to each his/her own!
    Jerry

  6. Jerry Says:

    I think that there are advantages to telecommuting, but it doesn't always lead to less stress. I tend to do better with work and study when having I have some insurance of a separate work space, which is not possible in my current a

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