This is my crazy schedule:
Home Health care job:
Friday 10pm – overnight until 3pm Saturday
(Go home from about 3:30pm-9:30pm on Saturday)
Saturday night 10pm – overnight until 3pm Sunday
(Go home from about 3:30pm-9:30pm on Sunday)
Sunday night 10pm – overnight until 9am Monday morning
(This is all with one client)
Then, I work Monday through Friday (except for Thursday)
from 10am-12pm with client #2.
Monday through Thursday from 4pm -ish to 9:30pm -ish
(I’m cutting my days to 2 days a week, instead of 4, starting the week after next. Then I’d like to cut back even more, but still stay on as contingent and work as needed.)
That’s almost 80 hours a week now! I’m only doing it so we can pay off our recent IVF cycle and save for future treatments. We also have a couple other bills that would be nice to pay off before we have a child (IF we have a child). I plan on cutting my hours before long. But I don’t know *when* exactly and I don’t like that. It feels like I’m doing all this work for nothing. I should sit down and figure out a plan of payment, so that I can see on paper, how long I have to do this.
A few things I’m worried about with these extra hours (even though it’s not forever) is that it might be too much stress for me, which = bad for my body & mind = bad for fertility = bad if I get pregnant. My other concern is that we’re looking into foster-parenting. I’m not sure how many hours I would want to work if I have a small child to care for. I definitely won’t be working over 40 hours a week then.
I swear, I am going to do a spa day, or get a pedicure or something soon! I need to treat myself!