But the time has ended and I must go back. I'm looking forward to it but I am going to admit, I'm also scared. I have no clue how it's going to work with me traveling. I can do day trips most of the time but there are some places I go that I physically cannot do in a day. Kevin is obviously perfectly capable to take care of her but let's be honest - I'm going to miss her like CRAZY. I know there are women all of the place that go back to work and travel so I surely can do it, I just need to get used to it.
When I'm home, I'm planning to go in to the office early (Kevin will have morning duty) and leave mid afternoon most days to pick her up. I'll still work from home a day a week as I was doing prior to getting pregnant. This is the plan but it can all change. I think we need to give our new normal at least through the end of the year to see how it works.
I don't want to miss things with Molly Anne. Eventually she will have music class, sports & games and field trips. And even now - play dates or outings with friends and their littles. I want to be there for as much as I can. And I hope to be able to make that happen thanks to a supportive and family oriented work environment. We'll see. I know, I'm getting ahead of myself but it's still something I'm thinking about.
And on social obligations - Kevin and I are going to have to truly prioritize what WE want our weekends to look like. So often we feel obligated to do such and such. Well not anymore, we are doing what we want to do with our little family as top priority. Anyone else hear me? This is something I've struggled with for a long time...how to say no. But I'm gonna learn because Molly Anne and Kevin are top priority.
All in all, I think it will be a good thing. I'm fully confident in the lady watching Molly Anne and I know that she will teach her so many things. Molly Anne will enjoy being with her and the other children.
Ok those are my thoughts after jotting these notes down over the last week. I think we just need to see how it goes and adjust as necessary. I'm looking forward to working and having the mental challenge. And I'll really look forward to seeing my girl every day after work!
Anyone have any thoughts on when they went back to work?!