I knew my first day back at work would be a mixture of emotions. So I woke up extra early to prepare for my big day back.
Ari + Chad were still sleeping (did I mentioned Ari started sleeping at night?! Hooray!). I started a load of laundry, did the dishes, and prepped my lunch for the day…
I had a lot of things to remember to bring for the day: my lunch, my purse, my badge to get into the building, my parking pass, my breast pump, storage containers for the milk, and my work laptop.
I looked like I was moving in.
And the fun part? I have to bring that stuff in every single day.
Once I got there, I was kind of amazed at how excited I was to be back at work. My coworkers, the environment, and the sense of purpose. I love my job and I have missed that confident working woman that I am!
And to be honest, everyday since my first has been great!
I swear going back to work and being a mom have both given me a completely different perspective.
Now I know that work may get stressful at times, but there is no stress like taking care of a human being — that is really hard work!
Luckily the work days have been flying by and when I come home and see my little guys big toothless grin, my heart completely melts. Completely!
I’m hoping to keep my new-found perspective as a learn-as-I-go working mama! I know it won’t always be pretty, but it will be authentic.