About two years ago, I made the transition to part-time work after my first child was born. I remember thinking that it would just be a stepping stone to eventually quitting work altogether to be a full-time stay-at-home mom. Now, it’s the opposite, I treasure my days at work just as much as I love spending time with my children. If you’re thinking of making a similar change, here are the top benefits I’ve experienced:
- Work/Life Balance – It’s the best of both worlds! I feel like I can spend ample quality time with my children (be there when they’re sick, play, take walks, go to doctor appointments, etc.) while also continuing my career outside the home. I am not expending my energy too much in one area.
- Financial Goals – I am still contributing financially to our family’s goals – savings, retirement, college funding, etc. Fortunately, my company matches 401(k) contributions.
- Culture – The culture at work is flexible and works around my schedule. For example, my co-workers do not schedule meetings or give me deadlines on days I don’t work.
- Career Continuation – While I can take this time to be with my kids, I will eventually want to go back to full-time work. Because I’ve been part-time, I won’t have a big gap in my resume, and I’m able to continue to build my skills and build my career. Not to mention, when I’m at the office, I can go to the bathroom by myself!
Keep these benefits in mind if you are contemplating a career transition. For more information, visit our website at makinglifecount.com or contact Ashley Kopmeyer at 913-345-1881 or firstname.lastname@example.org.