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When is it time to go back to work?

My husband wants me to return to work to help with the bills, as my coaching,
writing and internet marketing business is not bringing in the money that we need...drops in a very large bucket that empties very quickly after being filled.

There is a job opportunity where I used to work at Regent University as an Event Planner for the undergraduate school.  Now I don’t know if I would get the position as I am older...but it is a perfect fit and I have worked at the school before, just not in that department.

I have worked for four years on my books, forums, blogs and networking and I do not want to turn my back on all my work BUT we need more money then I can pull in at this time at my dream work.

Should I set the dream aside(again)to meet the need of my family and apply and go back to work OR should I keep my head in the dream game and moving toward the dream/vision?

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I agree with the other ladies.  Your dream is just as important as your need to return to work.  Your dream is who you are!  One thing I have learned is that when it comes to dreams and doing what you love to do, it is all about perfect timing.  Keep it on another burner, but not the back burner, because if you ignore your dream altogether, you just might end up resenting the job that you must return to.


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      Kyah wrote Jul 11, 2010
    • Multi-task and do both. Set aside time for your dream while making that all important paycheck. I’ve been working full time and writing novels in my spare time for years. Sometimes I want to quit so I can dedicate more time to writing, but I’m the breadwinner, and in order to keep a roof over my head, I have to do what I have to do (and devote less time to what I love to do). Such is life!




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      Lazylola wrote Jul 12, 2010
    • I agree with Kyah, as my family’s only provider I’ve had to forget about me too many times. Best of luck to you in whichever direction you take.




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      Vikki Hall wrote Jul 12, 2010
    • That’s a tough thing! I gave up a job I loved and haven’t worked in the past 2 yrs and am just going back. More or less to support a new dream than anything else.
      Do you think you can do both? If so take the job, relieve the stress and do your dream job on the side. By not being stressed you may be better able to enjoy it and become prosperous!




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      Cathie Beck wrote Jul 12, 2010
    • I’m wondering if maybe you can re-work your budget and eliminate some of the “fluff” expenses that are not necessary for your family’s well being? There’s so many ways to
      cut the cost of living and keep the quality of life we want.  

      Cathie




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      Carine Nadel wrote Jul 12, 2010
    • tough one-I did both until I was “laid” off almost 2 years ago.  I’ve been trying constantly to find another “day job” and continue w/ my writing/blogging/speaking, etc...

      My unemployment is about to run out and everytime I think I’m even remotely close to finding a job that pays me something-it goes south.

      I say-go for the job and hope you get it and continue to do both as much as you are able.

      As for the age thing-I hear you.  there have been so many jobs that fit me perfectly on paper and in reality, but as soon as they figure out my age they ask why I’m looking for fulltime employment!  I reply very sweetly because I not only need a place to “call home” and contribute to society in a productive way, but I also need the financial stability.

      Yes, all of us over 50’s are immediately given a big bank account so that we no longer have to have a source of income.  frown




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      Amy L. Harden wrote Jul 12, 2010
    • ...and in this day and time, what makes people think that we are on the road to retirement...my biggest fear is that my age will keep me from doing what I want...I may end up being a WalMart door greeter worried heartbreak....Nothing against all the door greeters out there! estaticheart




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      Wendy Smith wrote Aug 18, 2010
    • I agree with Cathie, I have a ful time job and i make a fair wage for what it is but I still cut everything I felt we didn’t need. The step daughter wasn’t too happy with my choices (texting, home phone[we all have cells],extra channels on tv) and I even buy groceries different. I don’t buy any convenience items.. it saved me 200 a month. Now the budget stays in the black!




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