Swapping My Flip Flops for Stilettos

I survived my first week of work in the office! It’s been kind of fun to have a change of pace. I don’t mind dressing up, but I sure am missing my flip flops! Those dress shoes are killer on the feet.

The transition has been pretty smooth. I’m so grateful for years of keeping up my computer skills, it makes all the difference. Taylor’s decided that this is probably going to be okay because I’m home when he leaves and home when he gets home. June and July will be harder for the rest of my family with school out, but Cid’s doing summer math school in June which really only leaves one month with really different schedules.

The hardest adjustment so far (and I expect it to continue indefinitely) is balancing the hours I have left with all the other responsibilities I have. There’s never enough time. On the bright side, I managed to get my bedroom carpet steam cleaned this afternoon (why oh why did I agree to a puppy?) and made some cookies tonight. Oh, and this post! The icing on the cake was that I found a six bottle pack of Mountain Dew on my desk this morning with a thank you note full of compliments. I think that’s a good sign that they’re getting to know me pretty well and I’m on the right track. Now if I can just find the right shoes…


8 comments on “Swapping My Flip Flops for Stilettos

  1. I still look for that balance betw. my job that pays the bills and my life job. Some days it seems as if I’m standing on one foot and juggling hoops of fire, one shift in my center of gravity and something’s going to crash and burn. Congrats on the new job and making it through the week!

    Thanks so much! Always nice to be in such great company! *wink*

  2. Hey Holly!
    I totally understand! This year I started substitute teaching and I was called as Relief Society President, so I am always trying to balance those hats with my most important role at home. It definitely makes life more exciting! Good luck, hope you find some cute, comfy shoes :)

    Oh Kristin, I knew you’d understand!!

  3. It’s hard to find the right balance. Even though the kids are toddlers, we’ve had to have them help out with cleaning… like windows, tables and counters… even putting laundry away. As a working woman with the foot injury, let me help you out: http://www.drschollsshoes.com/

    I promise, you won’t regret it.

    Thanks Vicky!

  4. I wish steam cleaning would help with our cream-colored carpet. Thank you kids. We’ve pretty much given up on saving the carpet. We’ll just replace it after the kids get older.

    That goes for many a household item no? :)

  5. Welcome back to the workforce! I’m sure your co-workers will love you!

    Aww shucks – thanks!

  6. Hope your feet are doing better!

    Little bit!

  7. Don’t trip Holly!

    That’s the trick isn’t it? :)

  8. Dansko shoes! Or any top quality brand–Keen, Merrell…the ones they don’t sell at Payless, lol!

    Congrats on the new job. Welcome to crazyland :).

    Crazyland indeed!!! :)

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