I had my first KIT (Keep in Touch) day at work last Tuesday. It was the first time I’d been in a work environment since I went on annual leave/maternity leave on 15th July 2011.
I honestly don’t know where the time has gone! I am officially returning to work on 23rd August but am taking my accrued annual leave and Bank Holidays so actually return to work on 1st October. I will have been off for 15 months in total, and they were the best 15 months of my life but also the most challenging!
I went into work on Tuesday and basically spent the day completing assessments and accreditation to check that I still remembered ‘how to ride a bicycle‘! Apparently I still know everything I need to know to do my job and have another KIT day on Friday, my final KIT day before I return.
LP spent Tuesday with her Nanna and loved every minute. She has now spent about 3 days at her Nanna’s house and I am finding it easier each time I’m away from her. I found on Tuesday that leaving her wasn’t a problem, and I didn’t mind not being away from her for the day but when I got home from work I loved seeing her! I hadn’t realised how much I missed her. Returning to work full time is going to be very difficult short term, but long term once I sort out a routine and get used to being away from LP 9am-5pm I should find that things run fairly smoothly.