Today was my first day back to work. I feel so grateful that I was able to take 10 weeks off with my baby girl and I honestly rarely thought about the day I had to go back to my job. It was a reality and well it was going to happen whether I wanted it to or not. We also moved to a brand new office while I was away so it was almost like starting a new job! I am beyond blessed in more ways than one, to have my mother watch Olivia, but going from being with my baby 24/7 to not seeing her all day was hard. I will never have the option of not working. I know I may miss out on things or even firsts, but you know what, there will always be another first. I do enjoy my career and all the work I have put into It over the years. I have such a high respect for stay at home moms and career moms both. Both have pros and cons but what it boils down to is that we are ALL great moms. Do I wish I could stay home? Heck yes! But money doesn’t grow on trees y’all and in case you didn’t know it, kids are expensive. Have you seen college tuition these days?
I am a very independent driven woman and being successful professionally has always been important. As hard as it is to leave my baby everyday, I hope one day she will be proud of her mommy for reaching her goals and hopefully do the same in her future. She is really good at reminding me that she is. A OK by flashing her gummy grin. Lord I love my sweet girl.
On to day two… I can do this… Maybe. 😉