Wednesday, January 18, 2012
Well, I called in today to report that I will officially be returning to work Monday following my herniated disc surgery back in November. Now, don't get me wrong...I am not one of those people who hates their job. I actually quite enjoy the folks I work with, including my boss, but let's face it...work is work. And...I love being a mom. I guess it will take a few weeks to get back into the swing of things. *BIG SIGH*
I am a little nervous about jumping right back in. The surgery wasn't that much fun the first time around, that I would be looking to do anything to relive that experience. I will just have to listen to my body and make sure I am not pushing too hard and recognizing my new limitations. My life has been so busy taking care of everyone and everything that I don't know how I am going to fit in a full time job.! The thing I am probably going to be most sad about is not spending the same amount of time with Victoria, my 3 year old. I guess I should be thankful for the time I was able to spend...albeit, partially under the influence of narcotics! Most working moms don't get to interrupt their lives and spend a bonus few months during these very fun years with their toddler. I should just be thankful. But....
First to do when I return to work: Get organized so that my life remains separate from work time. Really be committed to the "Be Here Now" concept.
I'm not going to put a lot of demands on myself returning this time, but that is the big one. Doing that will allow me to continue making time for kids, soccer practice, ski club, pre-school volunteering, relaxing, working out, eating well, planning meals, and keeping the house clean. No problem. I got this.