See what CafeMoms are saying about saving time this holiday season..
And I could use some HONEST input. I'm a certified teacher with a master's degree, working for an online university, because I have a 10 yr gap in my resume because of my ex-husband, who didn't want me working after our youngest was born (or when our oldest kids were small), yet as soon as I filed for divorce he threw a legal hissy insisting I get hired as a substitute teacher ASAP (which I was working on, but it takes time, which he wasn't willing to admit). In any case, subbing doesn't lead to a full time teaching position where I live. Teachers have been laid off, we have 4 universities that crank out hundreds of new teaching candidates each year; pretty much the only positions that are hard to fill are special education and coaching. So I'm currently working from home for an online university, which works out great since I'm the designated primary caregiver of our youngest DD but doesn't pay squat. I'm thinking about returning to school for Interior Design. It's something I love, and I've been told by several people over the years I have a talent for it. Why not get paid for something I love to do. I could still do my current work from home job. Where I live, it's going to take thinking outside the box to find a job that isn't retail or fast food, even if the economy recovers. BUT...my friend who already has questioned my every move of course questions this, saying that everyone does their own designing these days and it isn't a smart career move. Would YOU pay an interior designer? Do you think I could network with contractors, etc? Is there still a need out there? I'm remodeling my upstairs bathroom and my cabinet guy was impressed with how quickly I was able to make decisions. I started with a tile sample for my backsplash and everything else fell into place easily. He told me he has clients who take weeks and get overwhelmed. I think it would be fun to shop with someone else's money ; )