I can't believe I only have a couple weeks left until I go back to work! I am taking seven weeks off. I only took six with Aiden and I remember thinking it would have been nice to have one more week. It's working out really well this time that Aiden's birthday falls during my leave. That means I have more time at home to clean house and prepare.
Whenever I was on leave with Aiden, I battled with all the changes. I was worried life had changed too much and I would never get a sense of normalcy back, with my body, social life and home life. I know now that things turned into a new normal. Eventually things started to feel like my own again. Because of this knowledge I think I am better able to enjoy my time off with Mila. I look forward to going back to the world of working adults, but at the same time I know there will be plenty of time for that later.
When I DO go back, I will be transferring to a different department. I applied for a position in health and safety last fall, soon after getting laid off due to lack of funding. That position fell through when they promoted someone from within. Instead I applied for the promoted employee's old position. It took five months, but they finally offered me the position! Wahoo!
This job is taking a HUGE weight off our shoulders. I am getting a pay raise that will make up for the cost of sending Mila to daycare. So now we get to keep her!!
I am really looking forward to this new position. I have pretty much plateaued in my lab tech job. The new job has plenty of room for growth. I think the job duties will include 50% desk work and 50% "field" work. That means I'll get some down time (physically) but I won't be bored out of my mind sitting at a desk all week long. My first two weeks are just training. I'm actually looking forward to it! A new challenge for my noggin.
July 9th will bring lots of changes.