I started out thinking it was a good idea to change careers, so I went back back to school. I got dual Bachelor’s degrees in Accounting and Management! Quite a feat considering I was volunteering in a retirement community and taking care of my preemie granddaughter. In there somewhere we moved and various other hiccups. At the time, the granddaughter was on monitors so there was no putting her in daycare. I stayed home with her and helped friends and family with their checkbooks, did taxes, and other assorted bookkeeping tasks. Fast forward to present day. Now she is two, healthy, happy and in preschool.
Now I’m past ready to hit the ground running, BUT, I can’t get past the interview! I go about once a week to an interview. Everyone says they love the resume, it looks good education wise. HOWEVER, I just don’t have hands on experience! Which I know. Every time it makes me wonder why they even brought me in. I know I can do the work, it’s not hard. I just need someone, to give me a chance. Starting to think my age might have something to do with it. Although, most people think I’m my granddaughter’s mom and not grandma. I don’t think I look my age. Maybe they are afraid of the child commitment I have, I will still be her primary pickup and drop-off person. I don’t know. Maybe a combination. I always have to explain the gap of non work where took care of everyone, but stayed busy.
Frustrating. Meanwhile student loan payments will come due before too long…Yay! Not!