Sunday, January 31, 2010

back to work

The time has come. I am back at work. How am I doing, you ask? Surprisingly, just fine.

I was a little apprehensive about returning to work (in other words, dreading it with every ounce of my being). I love being at home. I was on maternity leave for 4 months (including the entire month before Graham was born) and the word "bored" didn't cross my lips once. Not once.

Fortunately, my first day back at work was a pleasant surprise. I found myself in high spirits on the drive there, listening to my music and singing at the top of my lungs. It was perhaps the stormiest day of the year and I was driving our old Acura (whoever has the baby for the day gets the good car), which meant I even got to enjoy some of the rain inside the car. Lovely. Even so, I was met by smiles and hugs from my wonderful coworkers. I really do like everyone at my work. I'm a lucky gal.

I am back at work part time for the first couple of months which means that I watch Graham some days and Christian watches him the other days. I love that the two of them get to hang out. Perhaps this is why it's not hard for me to be at work.

AND I have found that I'm quite productive at work. Perhaps I just needed a 4-month break. Wouldn't it be great if we could all take 4-month breaks from our jobs when we were feeling burnt out? I highly recommend it.

In conclusion, I'd love to be home with Graham every day, but going to work isn't so bad. I'm tired, but it's a good job and I'm surrounded by good people. So I'm grateful.

{Ask me again in a couple months when I'm working full time again. I can't guarantee I'll be this upbeat about it...}


Kerri said...

Sounds like a picture perfect life, right now :) Soak up the grown-up world while you can.

Julia Wade said...

I'm glad that this transition has bee a good one for you Molly. So glad. Are you going back a few days a week or a few hours a day? How is it working?

Ashley said...

I'm glad it's going so well! That must be a big relief.