This is now where I spend my days, surrounded by photos of and drawings made by my family.
Well, I did it. I made it through my first week back at work. Here are some things I’ve learned:
· Humans really are creatures of habit. I mean, I’ve been gone for 9 months and started right back into the same routines I was in before I left. I drink my coffee and catch up on emails first thing, sip tea and work through my to-do list for the rest of the day.
· Kids are totally adaptable if you have put the proper resources in place. Picking the most amazing childcare provider for our family has made a huge difference in our son’s behavior this time around. Sure, it’s only been a few days but it’s already so different from this time last year when he was sent to what we now know was the wrong daycare for us.
· I really like being outside. I spend my windowless office hours thinking about my garden and when I’m going to find the time to harvest those beets already. I miss the sun and the fresh air and the feeling of my bare feet in the grass.
· It turns out, I like my coffee hot! I forgot what it was like to finish a hot cuppa joe before it got cold. There are definitely some perks to working outside the home.
All in all, my week was good. I have found it easier to settle in than I thought I would and my family seems to have already adjusted to the change. Maybe it won’t be such an awful summer after all.