Before I start this post, I just want to say I know how lucky I am to only be returning back to work since having Baby bear. I know many mummas don’t get the opportunity to stay at home with their little ones and I am so thankful I was able to.
When I fell pregnant with Baby bear, Daddy bear and I naturally started to talk about what our future would look like. This included everything from where we would live to me possibly returning back to work. We both agreed that as long as Daddy bear was earning enough for us to live on I would stay at home to raise Baby bear. To make this possible of course we had to make hard decisions but it was worth it.
It was always a dream of mine to be a stay at home mumma so I was and still am willing to do anything I can to stay at home for as long as possible. This being said when Baby bear started going to nursery 15 hours a week I started to want something for me while he wasn’t at home. I decided I would look for a part-time job, something to get me out of the house for a while, to give us some extra money to pay for my driving and start to save for our wedding. But mainly, it was to give me something that was for me, something where I could be T instead of mum or wife.
After a few months of applying for jobs and having a couple of interviews, I finally found something that works perfectly for us as a family. I used Reed mainly to find the jobs (this isn’t sponsored, they don’t even know I’m saying this. I just wanted to share it as it helped me). I must admit once I got the job and we had set up a date for my trial I did question whether or not to cancel. Was I ready to back to work? Would I be any good? Would I regret taking time out for me?
Needless to say, I’m now a week in having done 4 shifts all in all and I’m loving it. It is so refreshing being about to be me, being around other adults who I can have adult conversations and joke around with. It’s not anything huge, its 10 hours a week over 3 days but it’s perfect for me. All my worries I had before I started have defiantly gone. It can be a scary time going back to work after so long being at home but it was defiantly one of the best decisions I’ve made.