Six Months Without Working
I am an in home pediatric care tech for a little girl with special needs. I genuinely love my job. But I also spent the last 6 months being a stay-at-home mom (to a dog & a new puppy) and running the home while on my own schedule. My man would go to work, I would clean, do laundry, go grocery shopping, run errands, crate train, potty train, garden, etc. For six months I was in a let’s play wife bubble. And it. was. glorious! For the most part, there were also moments that my mental health struggled with the copious amounts of time.
how Did I survive My First Week Back?
Lots and lots of Coffee and copious amounts of grace. It was also an easier than expected transition. Waking up earlier than normal wasn’t terrible. I think I was more excited to get up and have somewhere to go!
In all actuality there was a lot of grace from myself and from my boss. My job can be demanding, and I always need to be on my A-game. But I am allowed some grace when forgetting specific routines and schedules. And I just had to keep more notes than normal, especially when it comes to the medication schedule.
Tips & Tricks
- Meal prep so you have an exciting and filling lunch to look forward to
- Take fun and healthy snacks to nosh on
- On your way to work list what you’re grateful for, you have a job & income
- If you’re able to listen to music while working make a killer playlist
- Go into it with a positive attitude
- Get new scrubs or work clothes you’ll be excited to wear