This time next week…

This time next week I will be getting ready for my first proper day back after maternity leave. A whole new job role, a whole new place of work with new colleagues, new procedures, new customers.

I am quite apprehensive about going back to work. I haven’t been directly customer facing in over 4 years and going back to this old job role will be so different for me. I’m not used to customers, not used to dealing with them myself – I used to get someone else to deal with them!

Going back after having my second child, knowing that I won’t be having any more and won’t have any more maternity leave in the future is daunting – THIS is the future. Going back now is the way things will be the foreseeable future. I can’t say I’m looking forward to it – Our whole family dynamic will change just when I have started to feel like we know where we are, we’re used to Hubby’s shifts we have our little routine, of sorts.

One more week. One more week of maternity leave, one more week completely with the babies and then I’ll have three days at work, four at home. The babies will have four days with me, one with Daddy and the other two will be split between Daddy and Nanny depending on Daddy’s hours at work. It’s already giving me a headache. I already don’t know whether I’m coming or going. I’m trying to not get stressed about it before it’s even here. I’m trying to think of it as ‘only’ work and trying to focus on the times we will have as a family in between my days at work and Hubby’s shifts. They’ll be few and far between but I’ll definitely be trying to make the most of them!

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  1. June 27, 2014 / 8:14 am

    It must be very daunting – I can’t imagine going back to work now. I’m sure it will be hard for the first few weeks as you all get used to your new routine, however, I hope that it soon feels like ‘the norm’ for you all. You never know you might quite enjoy getting a little bit of ‘you time’ back, then again….

  2. June 27, 2014 / 6:06 pm

    Booooooooo!!! Sad times indeed but once you start you’ll feel so much better, and 3 days a week is so much better than full time! And it’s great that you’ll be able to leave your work at work and not bring anything home with you- means you’ll get the most out of your family time! Good luck lovely! I’m sure in a week’s time you’ll feel much relief! Xxx

    • June 27, 2014 / 8:39 pm

      Thanks so much! I will definitely feel a lot of relief once my first day back is over! x

  3. June 28, 2014 / 8:07 pm

    Eeeek! Big changes, hope it goes smoothly and it all works out really good! x

  4. June 28, 2014 / 10:54 pm

    Good luck, you’ll make it work. I have to think about finding a job when Monkey starts school in September and it’s filling me with dread already.

    • June 28, 2014 / 10:58 pm

      You’ll be fine I’m sure – It can be daunting looking for a new job though, I haven’t had an interview outside the company I work for in over 10 years! x

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