I am about to dip my feet back into the world of part-time work and I am nervously excited. It’s not too many hours as I still have three children at home (my eldest starts school next term), but it’s a regular commitment. I have been freelance writing ever since leaving my job as a newspaper reporter, just prior to the birth of my first child, so it’s not like it will be a huge shock. And I have an amazingly supportive husband. It will be a juggle, but I’m all for change and growth and new challenges. Never say no to new opportunities, is my motto. Mostly, I am so chuffed to be asked – it’s come completely out of the blue and has given my ego a little boost. And ego boosts are good for the soul.
So, it looks like I’ll need to get that new desk after all and set myself up in a special spot in the house. Watch this space and I’ll let you know what it is next week. Yay to the new start!
Have you got any tips for returning back to work?
Ps: I’ve blogged over The Hoopla today about reality tv show Wife Swap, come say hi if you get a moment.
WOWEE! This sounds exciting! My tips are shop once a week for the whole week and get a slow cooker. Have a lolly jar on your desk. Watch Ellen while you work, if you can. Um… And try not to ALWAYS wear your PJs. Sometimes wear a nightie, too.
Good luck on your new adventure. Xxx
Good luck Bianca, I’m sure you’ll manage beautifully once you get your bearings. We all do what we can, and it’s great it’s given you a boost. You probably didn’t even know you needed one!
I’m in a similar boat, returning to part-time study after being a SAHM with 3 boys similar in age to your girls. I won’t mince my words – I’m shitting myself. I’ve changed my mind every day for the last 2 weeks as to whether or not I should do it. But deep down I know I have to, because I’m going bananas at home.
All the best with the new job Bianca. Tips? It’s ok for the dishes to sit in the sink or for the washing to pile up. Just as long as there is at least one clean plate to eat off and everyone has clean underwear. Everything else can wait. Good luck!
A big congratulations! My tip is to be make your time boundaries very clear. I make it really clear to my clients the times I’m available (ie. kiddie free time) and try not to fall into the trap of working outside that (ie. when the kids are in bed at night) – make sure you save some time for yourself to relax. How exciting…xo
Good luck! You’ll smash it. That picture is divine.
*sigh* i wish my workspace looked like that…
Good luck with work, I hope you get that desk 😉
Awesome news, Bianca!
Happy, fulfilled women make better mothers. Good on you for taking that next step! 🙂
How exciting for you. I hope it all falls into place and you have loads of fun 🙂
Read Career Mums by Kate Sykes and Allison Tait … comprehensive and reassuring! and good luck. xt
Woohoo! I really wanted that desk but settled for an IKEA version which I’m very happy with. X
Love the look of the new office. Congrats on the new position. I’m sure it will work out really well for you.
Good luck! It’s a big step. When I returned I felt as though my brain was fog for the first two months, and wondered indeed how I got the job! Then when I stopped breastfeeding, the exhaustion lifted and I realised it wasn’t that I had suddenly lots brainpower, I was just tired. Hope it goes well x
Fabulous news, well done.
Tip no.1: leave guilt at the door and just on with it.
Best of luck with your new job! even though your not physically going to work. Thats the best job to have!