Going Back To Work [Unconventional Diary #19]

Now this is something i have been thinking about for the past month - returning to work.If you are not familiar with my journey, i am a community carer and i am currently on maternity leave after having our daughter Nila in June 2017.

The plan was to always go back to work, not as soon as now, but i had decided that i did want to go back to work as i really enjoying working and i absolutely love my role as a carer.


Due to financial calculations, i have decided to go back earlier than i had hoped and i have mixed emotions about it all.

I am due to go back at the end of this month and i am really looking forward to it on one hand- seeing my clients, catching up with work colleagues and gossip - lets be honest, there is always gossip to be told!. Having some time without the children, now i know that probably sounds awful, but since having Nila, i don't have a minute without the children, literally not one single minute, and sometimes you need that time to recuperate and just DE stress so you can be the best possibly parent you can be!

I have yet to go into the office and talk about hours, but i am looking on the lines of Sundays and maybe one evening a week as Scott works split shifts, and working during school hours now is impossible as we have no family close by to babysit, and to afford childcare i would have to sell my soul - which i might have to if i need to pay the bills! :)

The part of me that is worrying is the fact of leaving Nila, now she is only going to be with Scott, so some might think i am being ridiculous, but she is such a mummies girl and honestly cries if i leave her for 30 minutes with Scott for a bath - i know, a complete diva right?
The older two girls are fine and i am sure a day without mum pestering them to get off the laptop is going to be bliss for them! So they are probably looking forward to me going back! ha!

I know deep down that i need to go for me , and also for Nila to not rely on me all the time and it will take a bit of pressure off of me at home, and i might actually be able to enjoy a bath bomb...or two!
I have notes on things to leave for the family and lists for Scott and the whole sha bang!!

Have you gone back to work recently? or thinking about it? i would love to know your thoughts or how you have got on :)








14 comments

  1. Good luck with your return to work. It's a huge step but like you said it's definitely one you need to do!

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  2. I returned to work nine months after having E, but as you say, I needed to have that break from her. As much as I love her - my brain needed to re-set every so often. I think it will really help Nila's relationship with Scott, which can only be a good thing for both of them!
    Good luck.

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  3. Going back to work can be such an exciting time - I had to go back to work at three months which was too early but it sounds like you have had very good innings and are more than ready - wishing you the best of luck!

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  4. My mummy went back to work when I was only 6 months and she was worried. But she needn't be as I just got on with my day without her. She got to spend quality time with me at weekends and could afford to treat us to days out. For her own sanity she needed to go back to work ;) Good luck and enjoy the time to have a hot cuppa x

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  5. Good luck with the return to work, im sure you will rock it!

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  6. Aw I am sure that your transition into work will be ok and it is great that you are looking forward to catching up. I have my fingers crossed for you x

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  7. I am sure it would work out great. I didn't go back to my regular job after having my twins. But I know many who do.

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  8. I thunk that it is absolutely amazing of you to want to do this. Sometimes I don't know how some mums do it -
    it is really as though women get given a secret superhuman power after they give birth!


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  9. I have just given up working from home (apart from the blogging side) and I love working with other adults again. It has given me a real boost

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  10. Eeeep good luck! I used to be a HCA but left in 2012 to have our family. 4 years later and I am sooo ready to go back and have some 'me-time'. Even if it is over a commode and a PEG tube! x

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  11. Good luck with going back. I'm sure after a few weeks you'll settle so quickly into a new routine. I love the name Nila, that's so beautiful! It sounds like you love your job and thats a big win when you're going back after maternity. I hated my job and ended up quitting completely a month after going back. I now work from home which works for my family, but I have to say, the nicest thing about going back to work when I did, was getting some much needed grown up time again. :) x

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  12. Good luck with going back to work, I'm sure your settle into it super quick.

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  13. I think it's almost always a difficult decision choosing the right time to go back to work after having a baby - I'm sure the fact that you enjoy your job will make it a lot easier. I hope the transition goes smoothly!

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  14. I'm sure she'll adapt really well - when I went back we did a phased return which eventually worked up to my daughter going to nursery 3 days a week. The transition was tough at first (for both of us!) but she loves nursery and I enjoy my job so feel like we have a good balance at the moment!

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