It feels like it’s been a year. The past month has been intensely busy. The ten hour days, to say the least, are not so draining if I were the single girl with bursting energy. I am a mother, a wife, a daughter, a manager, a friend and a…well, let’s just say, I now play many roles in a day.
Full-time work is really not for all mothers. While I enjoy the intellectual stimulation, it is energy-consuming. I can’t imagine those who have little support. I spend my days at work totally focussed knowing that my child is in the safest hands of his grandparents/father. And yet, every spare moment I have, I’m thinking about him. I’m missing out on seeing him learn. So, I treasure every moment I get to spend with him more now. The ‘bullet point’ method has proven to be quite useful here and I will continue to do that.
Work is challenging and I will need patience to see things happen or make small impacts. I thank Willie for his constant reminders. I am holding out to see my perspective in a year’s time. It will be interesting, I’m sure.
Socially life has been more responsive, ironically, after re-entering the workforce; with Mandy’s lovely invitation at Bungalow 8’s Garden party, to the Melbourne Cup drinks at the Argyle, to Friday work drinks at the Loft. I’ve had to say ‘no’ to a few, like Jen’s B-day dinner and drinks, as a baby-sitter can only work so many hours.
Relaxation time is probably stretched quite thin at this stage. I hope to be able to get more balance between the lot. My short-time goal, indeed.
For now, I’m just really looking forward to our X’mas girls lunch. I can’t believe it’s already been one year. Really, I can’t.