I recently decided not to return to work after my maternity leave. I have BIGGER BETTER plans!
My Master Plan:
-To spend everyday living to the fullest
-Spending time with my family
-Watching my child(ren) grow, develop and learn
-Do things that I love
-Give my child(ren) everything they deserve
-Be a wife, a mother, a daughter, a sister, an aunt, a cousin, a niece, a granddaughter, a friend
Slight draw back… work. work put a damper on all of my plans. Going back to work for me meant having to create a new master plan- but it would have been a compromise I would likely regret.
Going back to work for me meant:
-raising and watching other children grow, learn and develop while someone else watched mine 🙁
-setting an alarm in the morning rushing everyone to get ready and get out the door
-being on a tight schedule
-spending 8.5 hours away from my house and my family
-spending 20-45 minutes driving around twice a day to get to work and home
-worrying about how my child(ren) were doing and if someone was actually properly caring for them or not
-I would miss out on things while working and be to tired for other things when home
In the end it meant I was not going to be happy.
MY Conclusion: I’m not going back to work. I will be happy.