With Isaac at school, I am getting bored. Don’t get me wrong. I have loved being a stay at home dad. It has been the most rewarding experiences of my entire life. Nothing can compare to watching your child grow and knowing that you have impacted their life. Sometimes, I feel like Isaac is my entire world and that equally I am his. Nothing has felt more natural to me than being a father.
There are roles I have taken on as a stay at home dad that have become part of my daily routine. I do all the household chores. I run errands all day long. It amazes me how having a child can increase the amount of things to do. There is always something to clean. There is always an appointment to attend.
Whilst there is always something to do, I am still bored. Maybe bored is not the correct word to use in this scenario. What I mean to say is that I am dissatisfied with staying at home, alone. I know that I can manage this workload with the help of my wife. Plenty of parents do it, and I am ready to have a go at finding my ideal career.
The exciting thing is that I do not have to go back into the field I was in. As you may have read, I was not overly excited by my last job. This is part of why I chose to be a stay at home dad. It had a lot more value in it than my career, and luckily we were financially stable enough to do this. I do not know how some people can choose one job and stay in it forever. That is not me.
I also do not understand how some people just know their career calling. I did not know what I wanted to do when I graduated high school, and it turns out I choose the wrong field. I have no regrets as everything in life is an experience, but if i could go back, I would probably do things differently.
I have decided that there will be no rush in getting a job. I am not desperate to find a job and I want to find one that will feel rewarding. I want to make a difference in the world, or at least play a role in making a difference.
I am considering a career in community development. I have spoken to a friend who works with people living with disabilities and he said that they are always looking for staff. I can imagine a career in helping other would be incredibly rewarding.
The other option I am looking at is working in a rehabilitation center. There are a few of these around where I live. Within the field of rehabilitation there are several specific areas. This can involve working with people who have drug problems, people who have been involved in an accident and the elderly due to a medical condition. You can do something as amazing as helping someone learn to walk again. I think this is field for me.
I am considering volunteer work with an organization before I commit. I have already written to a few agencies and have already heard back from one. I have an interview with them next Monday. Wish me luck!
I do have a few concerns as anyone would. I know these types of jobs can take a toll on you emotionally. I have spoken to my friend who works in the field said that they regularly speak to a therapist to ensure that they are handling things well. I think with everything in life you need to remind yourself why you are doing what you are doing. Nothing is pointless, and if it is, it isn’t worth doing!