I was working on my comms plan at work the other day when I realized I have about a month and a half before going on maternity leave.
Where has the time gone? Soon I’ll be at home battling with sleep deprivation, overwhelming emo moments and a mountain of baby poo. I feel as if I’ll have a new job in two months time. And strangely enough, I’m kind of looking forward to the challenge. Yes, I know all you already-Mothers out there are going to roll your eyes and think I am CRAZY for thinking of it that way.
Almost everyone I know has seemed to take on the job of warning me about my impending fate. Some have used scare tactics whilst others have just kept it very real. Some have even been very encouraging and positive throughout it all.
Throughout this educational process, it has actually been very fascinating watching how different mothers have described the same processes in their own individual ways. I have sometimes wondered if their different descriptions have just reflected their individual characters, or whether some experiences have indeed just been a little ‘luckier’ than others.
Or perhaps it is a bit of both.
Right now, my immediate concern is making sure everything is in place for the new girl I’m working with to come on board and hit the ground running. Talk about a swift initiation!