Post # 1
I graduated last December and have not been able to find a job. I am very fortunate that Darling Husband is able to support us both and keep the bills paid, so it has not been essential that I find a job immediately. However, unemployment has been a very strange journey and I have gone through many emotional stages – optimism, excitement, anger, depression, and finally apathy. It is time for me to get out of this house.
I worked as a nanny through college and have not really considered nanny positions now because I really wanted to find a job in my degree field. There are just no jobs in that field in the area we live in, and Darling Husband has a wonderful job here so moving isn’t really on our agenda right now. However, I was approached last week by a couple who need a nanny for their newborn daughter and had heard of my experience. It would only be three 10-hour days a week and the pay is amazing (to me). I would make per day what I made per (5 day) week in college.
Anyway, I met with them yesterday and I got the job. I am ecstatic! I fell in love with the baby immediately and the parents are incredibly kind and laid-back. My first day is December 1st and I’m already counting down the days. I never thought I would be so excited!
Although this is not what I imaged myself doing, I think (hope) it is going to work out very well! Plus, it will be great to finally have my own money again. Although Darling Husband doesn’t mind at all, I hate for him to have to pay my student loans and other bills that are exclusively mine.
Post # 3
Congratulations! That must be such a relief to not only have your money situation improve, but also to feel a little more like yourself. You can absolutely keep looking for a job in your field, but you’re doing something great and productive until then. Yay! You and your Darling Husband should celebrate. 🙂
Post # 4
Yay congratulations, and being a nanny can be very rewarding! 🙂
Post # 6
Congratulations!! I know the feeling, although I was only unemployed for a couple months! I would love to be a nanny (I’m a preschool teacher), but we live in a very rural area, so there aren’t really many opportunities for that.
Post # 7
Congratulations! Now celebrate!!
Post # 8
Congrats! It’s great that you found a job that excites you 🙂 And that baby girl is really lucky to have a nanny that loves her, too!
Post # 10
Yay! So glad to hear some good news. The job sounds amazing, you will be wonderful! Congratulations!
Post # 11
Congratulations! Sounds like a fun job. 🙂
Post # 13
YAYYY CONGRATS i relate completely I graduated in may and was a nanny all of college, and now cant find a job but lucky hubby has a great job. Congrats i have an interview tomorrow to be a substitute teacher and your post has given me hope thank you so much
Post # 14
Thanks so much everyone! Celebration is definitely in order 🙂
@kfraztobe: Good luck on your interview tomorrow!!