The First Month

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.

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