Things are finally starting to slow down and I think that its time to either adopt a hobby, continue my education, or get a job. I'd really like to stay home with Ben for a while longer so I'm leaning towards one of the first two options. But here's the problem. They cost money. Hobbies cost money. I'd really like to get a sewing machine and learn to use it. Maybe get so good that I could create and sell something. But that would probably be far in the future and take quite a lot of money sunk into "practicing." Continuing my education also costs money. I'd like to get my certification to become a lactation consultant or childbirth educator. I can do either online which means I could stay home with Ben. Plus this would be another step towards getting my dream job working with infants and mothers. But its a two year process and a couple grand.
Or I could get a job. Not thrilled about this option for many reasons. Student teaching really left a bad taste in my mouth and shook my confidence. I don't feel comfortable with the idea of leaving Ben at a daycare. Plus daycare is expensive! If I could find a job at a daycare that would be great. Unfortunately I haven't had any luck and no one seems to be hiring. I'd have to make enough money to pay for daycare and still have extra to put in the bank for a job to be worth while.
So tell me what you think? Hobby, school, or a job?