Thursday, August 22, 2013

Pros and Cons

Don't get me wrong, being a stay at home dad is a pretty nice deal.  I get to play with toys all day with Korra. We can watch whatever I want to on the tv. We can go on walks and get errands done and she can play me sweet music on her little crocodile xylophone like she's doing right now.

She desires our tablet very much. As soon as I take the tablet out to play a game or check email, she'll run over and slam her hands onto the screen or try to take the tablet out of my hands.

On the flip side, my resume suffers deeply. Since college, all I have are jobs at an ice cream shop, coffee shop, internships and a year at a radio station. Now, I'm also adding a year of nothing. It seems that companies don't care if you spend time at home with your child, since it doesn't give them much to base a decision on, only that there is no job listed there.

I have ideas of things to write when Korra and I go for a walk, but by the time we are back home and I sit in front of the computer to write anything, Korra reminds me that she would much rather have all of my attention than the computer get any.

I also spend this time contemplating what kind of job I would actually like when/if I can ever get back into the work force and the sucky thing is that I have no idea. There are days that I'd like to try to teach. There is a bunch where I would love to open up a comic/board game shop... and then I think about how little I know about running a business like that. There are other days where I just can't see doing anything because it would require being around people again, and people annoy me.

Something will come out of all of this. Hopefully someone will want to hire me one day. Otherwise, I guess I'll just have to try and enjoy my time at home with a baby who is starting to get into everything.

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