First Day Back At Work [Unconventional Diaries #24]

So yesterday I officially went back to work and I am no longer on maternity leave . I have had a  love/hate relationship with being on maternity leave- I enjoyed the most part, but I honestly believe that being at home 24/7 really does have an affect on you, mentally.




I work from home during the week blogging so have decided to go back to work on Sundays - this way I don’t have to pay for childcare, which is that expensive, I would probably have to sell my soul to pay for it! , and also it gives Scott a day to actually see what it is like raising three children as well as running the house.

I woke up at 6am because I was that nervous! I made a coffee and got back in to bed and just kind of gave myself a pep talk ( I do that a lot if I’m feeling anxious ). I got ready , packed my bag and set off.

If you didn’t know, I am a community carer and my first few calls were ‘double ups’ - which require two people. I was on with a new face and I am a nervous wreck when it comes to new people, but we got on so well and had such a laugh, we exchanged numbers after the morning run .

The morning ended with Scott ringing me as Alessia had a high temperature and hadn’t woken up - by this point it was 12pm , so I got a lift off of the next worker I was with, which luckily was Scott’s cousin- and we drove home so I could check over my munchkin. She had been feeling poorly for a few days with a cough and a runny nose so I wasn’t surprised she had a temperature . I gave her some calpol , made her something to eat and sent her back to bed , hoping she would sleep it off.

Kadiann was in the bath having a long soak ( I was pretty jealous ha!) and Nila was flat out , so all was ok apart from my poorly Lessie bug- so we headed back to work.

The rest of the day ran smoothly - a client had a little fall, but apart from that , I slipped back in as if I had never left. Everyone was happy to see me and we had a catch up and I finished work at 6pm - very tired but feeling so good about myself . I needed this , I really did.

So I now have the best of both worlds - I get to do the school run every day , and also Work and provide for my babies and be me again, not just Mum. I couldn’t be happier with the set up , and in the end , I really had nothing to worry about :)

13 comments

  1. Oh I remember the first day nerves so so well. It's great that you don't have to pay out for childcare though and Scott gets some 1 on 1 time with the littles!!

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  2. So glad you had a good first day back, it can seem like a lifetime, yet no time at all! I work from home too, and can really see the benefits of doing an outside job too!

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  3. Oh I’m so pleased you settled back into your new routine so well. It’s nice when it all comes together xx

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  4. Sounds like a great first day back and fab that you can do it around your family!

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  5. Well done on getting back into it; anxiety and all. Childcare costs can be outrageous, so it's great that you have the chance to work and not have to worry about that.

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  6. I'm first day back was very similar. Nervous as hell but it was like I hadn't been away for a year!

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  7. Aww hope the wee one feels better soon. It's so nervy going back for the first time! Well done for doing it though. x

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  8. As much as it sounds awful to some, I loved going to work. Mainly for the adult company but it means I can use my brain again too for more complex stuff which I really missed being at home

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  9. I personally love being at home - but I've worked from home for years now, so for me it's the norm! I think the job you do is incredible xo

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  10. Ahh that sounds like a stressful first day! But well done on surviving the first day 😊

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  11. Wow you are getting the best of both worlds. That is great.

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  12. Nervous wreck with new people?! You coped ok meeting me :) Glad it all went well and I agree that being at home can feel restrictive

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  13. Oh well done on going back to work after being off. I'm so glad it went well too

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