Saturday, May 25, 2013

6 week checkup

I've been incommunicado for the last little while but I've just finished the first 6 weeks in my new job. It's been a colourful few weeks.....we've weathered scarlet fever (Little B), a horrible cold (me), working out the best hours for me to work (who knew it would be early starts and early finishes??), hiccups at school and Mr B travelling overseas for work for 3 of those 6 weeks. But we've soldiered through and made our way through the puzzles.

I have to say that I love my new job. I'm lucky enough to work with a dedicated bunch of people who are passionate about what they this case working with prenatal, postnatal, paediatric and youth mental health. I work as a PA and the work has been interesting and flowed beautifully. So far the biggest juggle has been my home life and I have an even greater respect for my mum who raised my brother and I while working full time. She was a great role model and hilariously I find myself turning to her tricks of managing a household 25 years later. And I only work part time (30 hours per week)!!

But getting back out into the "real world" of work has also been a total eye opener (which I hope to post in the next few weeks).....things to do with food, waste, community....things that have challenged me personally and made me think about carbon footprints and being the change you want to see in the world.

I still find the home juggle tiring...fingers crossed though that I can get back to blogging!! I have to say I admire working mummy do you find the energy at the end of the day??? :-)