Thank goodness, tax season is over. This was a good experience. I took a tax course last fall with H&R block just because I liked to do our taxes and liked to learn more. What I didn't know was that it was more serious than I expected. It was surprising that I liked the subject more than I thought I would. They were hiring at the end of the course so I ended up working for them for the past three months as a tax associate.
The good part of this job was that I had very flexible hours; I only worked weekends and a few weeknights. Well at the end, it was hard on the family and me because I wasn't there all weekends. However, it was a good thing to do. I worked with wonderful people, and enjoyed what I was doing even when it was stressful. I met new people and learned a lot about many things from writing and blogging to childcare, to trading stocks.
I'm happy that I have this experience, but I know at the same time how much I had to give up being able to do this. Most of the nights I was too tired to even think of writing anything. I had to give up few of my small projects around the house. The days I worked were especially hectic, as I wanted to spend as much time as possible with kids and have dinner ready for them ahead of time so when daddy was home I could run to work.