I think I knew it when I went back to work once the kids got to middle school.
Working with all the stress and anxiety that came with the commercial HVAC in the office just wasn’t my thing any longer.
When I came out of college, I was so eager to conquer the working world and I went after it until I became a mom. But when the girls came along, I really wanted to be home at least until they were out of elementary school. The company I had worked for told me the door to the commercial HVAC of the office would always be open. And they were one hundred percent good on their word. I didn’t have to ask twice about coming back before they found me a position. Yet, I sort of knew it right away that I was no longer fond of office politics, drama and all that stress. Still, I liked the work so I went to my boss about maybe working remotely. She wasn’t all that wild about that idea but I guess she preferred that option to me walking away. Getting the clearance for remote work was actually the easy part. But working from home was tougher than I thought it would be. For one, I had to work inside the mud room at the back end of the house. And there is no air conditioning out there. The first Summer was brutal as was the Winter. So this Spring, I had the HVAC professionals install a ductless heat pump out there. Wow, I’m so comfortable now with this brilliant air conditioning that my work production has improved quite a bit.