Wednesday, January 08, 2014
It's a new year but it's the same old crap. No matter how hard I try to start over, something seems to get in the way. Last year it was school, this year it's a job. Yup I don't have one, that's the problem. I completed the last pre-req class for entry to the nursing program at school in December. Unfortunately my job was a student job so since I'm not a student anymore, I can't work there. Yup. They gave me a whole 12 hours notice that I was no longer allowed to work there. Nice people. So since December 31 I've been job hunting. Which isn't fun. Most places want me to work nights, weekends and holidays. That's a big no go for me. I'm a single mom so I can't do nights, weekends or holidays. Trying to find a Monday-Friday job is nearly impossible. People just don't seem to understand that wanting a day job Mon-Fri is not an luxury, it's a necessity. I don't have child care nights, weekends and holidays. My family lives 50 miles away so it's not like I can have my family watch him. Do people expect me to just drop my son off somewhere? Do they not realize that babysitters don't exist anymore? It's really frustrating!
As a single mom another thing that makes me really mad is when people ask me how I do it. Really?! Do I have any other choice? Do they think I chose to be a single mom? When people hear that I'm a single mom, a student and I work the thing I hear the most is "Oh God I don't know how you do it." They act like I have a choice. I'm a single mom and I need money so I have to work. I don't have a choice! I can't just take it anymore. This isn't where I planned on being at this point in my life and I don't think the majority of single moms planned on being single moms. It's like telling a man you don't know how they do it. It's not like it was their choice!