Anyone have a career crisis after giving birth?

After having my LO I have been reevaluating what I do for a living, I'm realizing I honestly don't like it. Thing is, I don't know what else I would do. I have a very particular set of skills and education and I'm having trouble seeing how I could do anything else and contribute financially to the household. Anyone else go through something like this? The trigger for me to even have this wholesale reevaluation is because we had to send our LO to daycare, and I wasn't working on anything meaningful or fulfilling during the hours my LO was away. And working on something meaningful and fulfilling means a great deal to me as far as job satisfaction goes.
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Yes! I have been struggling a lot lately. I’m considering going part time so I can feel like I’m still contributing financially but reduce work pressure and be able to do more family stuff

If it wasn't for insurance, I would go down to part-time

Me! I could have written this myself. My son is 2 years and 3 months now and I always thought I love my job. I started working when he was 5 months old ... I think I startd hating i my work since then. But i am still in it as i dont know what else to do

Ironically, I found a job I love after having my son. I needed something part time and decided to try something I've always wanted to try but never had the chance to. I thought I knew what I wanted to do in college but the work I did with my degree wasn't as great as I thought it would be. So my advice would be to take a look around and see what looks good. Try something new you've always wanted to try. At least do a little job searching, even if you don't commit to quitting. It could help you decide if what you do sounds better than what you could be doing instead.

Also, I totally understand the whole "doing something fulfilling while my child is in daycare" situation. We're looking into daycare/class options for my almost 2 year old mainly for his benefit to socialize and learn. But if we do that, I want to be doing something with my time like cleaning the house or working more hours or something beneficial. So it's been harder to find a good class because if my commute eats up all that time anyway, then it doesn't make sense to me. But anyway, not to make this about me 😅 I hope you find what you're looking for. Job fulfillment is great when you can find it!

@Kate having a close commute is essential! We're about 5 minutes away from his daycare and it's so worth it!

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