I'm very thankful for the job that I have. Because I've been there 6+ years, I have a degree of flexibility which is a huge blessing. But I don't want to do this for the rest of my life. There is no opportunity to increase my income and I would prefer to work with people more than I do now. In two years my youngest will begin kindergarten and that means that increasing my work load will no longer increase my childcare costs.
I don't even know where to begin thinking about entering a career path again. I've been out of my field of study for so long, and with the rise of the internet and social marketing, I'm not sure I could compete any longer! I have few connections to my former life and am limited by location. So what's a girl to do?
This is what I'm thinking about:
- Share with my friends about my need to become more career-minded. I can think of a couple who work in Marketing and PR that may be helpful should I re-enter that field.
- Network more. I guess I need to put myself 'out there' and expose myself to others who could help me one day.
- Do I need more education? Should I speak with a career coach? That all seems so far-fetched?
I feel pretty stumped in this department. Does anyone have experience with a midlife career change? Does anyone have recommendations for a flexible career with good income potential that is 'Mommy-friendly?' Do share!