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Mum and an Accountant: Confusion and plans

4th Apr 2017
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From A to B
From A to B

I’m always wondering if I am doing the right thing in terms of work or spending more time with the girls. 

I generally want to do everything and yet again I’m in a dilemma as to what to do with my life. My husband has changed jobs and the job he now has is more stable and offers a bit of routine and eventually a bit of flexibility. He would, therefore, be able to help out with the kids and at home more. This gives me the opportunity of doing more work too.

If I don’t take this opportunity and make the most of it, I feel that I am being lazy and will waste my life and skills.  Also, if I work more and earn more, then we can maintain our lifestyle and possibly even have more luxuries, which is also a good thing. Up until now, I’ve almost had a good reason for not working more. 

If anything happens to the kids, I am the main carer and the one who would drop everything to pick them up from school. Ideally, I would still like to be that but if for some reason I couldn’t, my husband could step in more easily.

So, what should I do with the more time I will have? I have come up with a few different plans:

  • Plan A – Carry on working with the sub contract I have and maybe get some more work from them, possibly do more writing work and keep doing the few tax returns on the side but generally carry on as I am.
  • Plan B – Carry on with the sub contract and writing and try and develop my own practice a bit more or even see if I can develop my blog to earn money.
  • Plan C – Carry on with the sub contract and writing and see if I can get another part time job that will fit in with this.
  • Plan D – Find a new part time or full time job.

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