Oops, I haven’t blogged in 7 months! Well, I’m here now and a lot has changed.
Becoming a mom is completely life-changing (obviously)! My son is seriously my everything. He is the coolest, sweetest, funniest person I know. It has literally taken me 9 months to even start to dabble in my old interests. It’s truly like falling in love – all I could think about the past 9 months was him!
After 3 months of maternity leave, I went back to work in mid-August. One week after I started back to work, I put in my notice that I was leaving. Yep, I resigned from my job after just one week of being back.
Most people thought I was leaving to stay home with my baby. Nope, I got a new job.
I’m not sure what I was thinking when I made the switch – I must have been delirious from lack of sleep and shifting hormones. For some reason, when I was pregnant, I was REALLY ready to start a new position. I felt like I had given my all to my last position (I had been with that company for 10 years!). I applied for this job one week before my son was born. I knew I was really well-qualified and the position sounded really interesting. I interviewed for the position 4 weeks postpartum. Wouldn’t you know it but it was my BEST interview that I have ever done. I think it’s because I wasn’t nervous at all because I was more concerned with my newborn at home.
They offered me the job while I was still on maternity leave and I negotiated a start date far in the future so I could get back in the groove of going to work and taking my son to daycare.
I started my new job on the day my son turned 4 months old. It was tough. Tougher than I expected. Now, 6 months back to work, and I still don’t feel like I have this working mom thing down. The weeks fly by and I feel like I didn’t accomplish much outside of work!
I have made a pact with myself though: time with my son is about him and nothing else. So far, it’s working well. I feel completely engaged and happy with every moment I get to see him during the day. One of my best friends made a good point that not seeing him all day makes every moment with him that much more special because I know how precious it is. Every ride around the house on his ride-n-play puppy is so exciting because I’m only doing it a few times a day – not all day every day. So that is one positive I’m seeing with this working mom thing – making every moment count.
Luckily, I’ve learned new skills and met a group of great new friends/co-workers at my new job, which has made the transition to working mom/new job a little easier. I am enjoying the work and doing something new.
Anyways, I haven’t written anything in so long but I keep telling myself that I just need to sit down and get back in the groove. So here I am! This post may be a little rusty but at least it’s something!