During my younger years, when summer vacation was over and it was time to go back to school I always had mixed emotions. I was partly excited to see my friends and classmates and to see what the new year would bring, but I was also sad that my carefree summer days were over. Going back to work this week brought back similar feelings.
I must say I love what I do, and feel such a satisfaction helping people through dentistry. I’ve invested many years (9 to be exact) in schooling and specialty training in my field, but it has been a passion of mine for longer than that. A part of me was itching to go back and get into my groove. I feel alive when I’m working on a big case and giving someone a smile they have always dreamed of. The other part of me….the new part of me, is a wreck leaving my little bean.
I’ve never understood the love a mother has for her child until Carlota was born. I’ve always known my parents love me and would do anything for me, but I just never realized how deep that love truly is. I could sit for hours just staring at her and feel completely fulfilled (for someone who can never sit still, this is CRAZY talk!!) Thankfully for my sanity I am going back part-time for the time being. Three days a week. Carlota has started Daycare and is such a champ. Her teachers say she is adjusting perfectly. She is taking the bottle, sleeping in her crib, and making friends. I know she is in great hands but thinking of her spending such long hours without me makes me so heartbroken. Today we have the day together and I couldn’t be happier. I can’t wait to soak up every second. I guess the time apart has really made me realize to stop and cherish all the precious moments we have together. I’m sure this transition will get easier….at least I hope so.
What have been your experiences with going back to work or not post baby??
Dress: BUMPstyle box Tees by Tina //
Sandals: Rebecca Minkoff