I reluctantly left my job at the Coop this week. I decided it was just too much stress to be on my feet for 8 hours at a time even just a few days a week. It wasn’t worth risking my pregnancy over and since I was working the afternoon/late evening shift, it just isn't a good fit anymore. By the time the evening rolls around, I’m more prone to contractions because my body is tired. I need to be able to sit and rest if I’m having more contractions than normal or feeling particularly tired.
Conveniently, I'm starting a different part time job! In a way this works out perfect. Now, I know what you’re thinking, that makes no sense, why quit one to start a different one, doesn’t that defeat the purpose? This other job is only a total of a couple hours a week.
I’m coaching Masters Swimming at the YMCA, which is something I did for several years when we lived in Boise previously, and I loved it. I’m an ex college swimmer and swimming is something I am passionate about and have a lot of knowledge in. Plus, a big bonus is getting a free YMCA membership!
The timing is perfect because a few weeks ago I was feeling a little overwhelmed that maybe I had bitten off more than I could chew with both jobs. I tend to get overly ambitious and once we moved back to Idaho, I chased after two jobs and got both thinking I could totally handle two part time jobs!
I feel sad to be done working my other job at the Coop in Wellness, but it was too many hours on my feet at this point in my twin pregnancy. I feel super excited to still be getting out of the house and coaching again just a few hours a week. Something much more sustainable for where I am at physically.