I’m back to work. I thought I would ease into it, but I am going full speed ahead. The first time I went to the office, I was pretty miserable and just wanted to go home and watch Ainsley take a nap. After a couple of days, I started to really enjoy working again.
My new role means a new schedule. I arise and feed her at 5AM, then put her back to bed until her normal wake time of 8AM. I can scurry home early and still manage a full day’s work by working while she naps. I only miss about 3 hours of waketime! In the meantime, she’s receiving a great Montessori education.
I am reeely tired at the end of two days of this schedule. However, I’m learning to power through it and I am actually functioning better than before Ainsley was born. I know that my time for work or for housework is very limited, so I make the best of it by scurrying around like I’m on Supermarket Sweep. I bet watching me clean is amusing. It’s aerobic; I’m sweating and breathless by the time I’m finished. My house is actually in better shape than it was a year ago!
Life has a different rhythm. But it’s a fantastic challenge.