Returning to work!!

IN the red corner we have expatmammy…… IN the blue corner we have Mammy Guilt, I think this is going to be a great fight, one I feel readers, that will go on FOREVER. I fought battle with the Mammy guilt before, barely won and I’m still teetering on the edge of loosing some but this is the biggest by far. On sunday see my return to the work force, not only have I not worked for almost 4 years but it’s a completely new job role. I’m going to be an accounts manager for a social media company AND I’m going to have business card and everything!!! *runs out and buys Porsche, brief and killer heels for image*.

I’ve just had a meeting with my new boss, I’m exited beyond belief but I’m scared this job is going to require the confident “me” that I know is deep down there somewhere but will she come out??, also will Miss C end up loving the babysitter more than me? the balance in our life be tipped the wrong way?

Questions arrrrrrgggggghhhhh!

I think personally its something I need, I studied 3 long , hard years and  had to give up my career and I miss it, this is a new challenge for me something to sink my teeth my teeth other than being a mammy, which I love. Working and being a mammy can be done, millions of mammies all over the world do it, it just going to take some time to figure out a system that works for us. Did they all feel the same?

I’m lucky that I will mostly be working from home so I can still bring Miss C to her classes and have individual quality time with my babies. So hopefully they won’t suffer.

It’s like any change I make in my life, I dwell and analyse it  for ages, I’m not a great lover of change but I’m used to it to be honest with all the moving round we do. So this is the first update and no doubt there will be plenty more…….

Do have any experience in this, can you offer any words of wisdom?


12 thoughts on “Returning to work!!

  1. Mum Obrien says:

    You can do it stop feeling guilty you need this for you and the kids will not suffer . Your working mostly from home you have the confidence to do this have some faith in your self . Put the guilt away in the box and look at this as a new adventure xx

  2. natasham says:

    Congratulations!! I’ve been tossing the idea of working about and I may bite the bullet soon. You’re lucky you’re mainly working from home so it won’t be as bad as having to leave them every morning for the whole day, 5 days a week. Good Luck xx

  3. theblackberryboys says:

    Congratulations! You will be great! You will just have to get used to the new rutin. I only have experience working with 1 kid, but I worked full time and not from home, so it is not the same…

  4. Shannon says:

    Don’t worry, you’ll be great. I will admit it is tough at first, but you should never feel guilty. Not only are you providing for your family you are providing a strong felmale role model. I think the key is to just fake it one day at a time and remmeber that when you get exhausted or frustrated remember that it won’t last forever. Also prioritize! Decide what’s really important and do it. Don’t skimp on the bedtime kisses because you have laundry to do. Your kids will thank you for it. Best wishes.

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