It's working for Kristin Driscoll
“I was so rigid in my thinking about my job and the childcare that would be required to continue doing my job, I didn’t consider that maybe I needed to think creatively about my work life.”
I wish I had opened myself to different work situations and scenarios. I was so rigid in my thinking about my job and the childcare that would be required to continue doing my job, I didn’t consider that maybe I needed to think creatively about my work life.
I shared the news at the end of the first trimester and sat down with my boss. I felt really nervous telling my news as I knew it would change so much with my work responsibilities and internal change that was ongoing at my company.
My plan was to take 5 months and that’s what I did. I returned full time to work and realized that I quickly had to make a plan for part-time work. At the end of that academic year, I transitioned to part-time work.
My amazing moms’ group that I met when my son was 2 weeks old.
Sadly, I had gestational diabetes so I think I online shopped instead of eating sweets!
As a working parent, I never expected that compartmentalizing my life would be so hard (i.e. turning off my work brain to leave to pick up my son) and having a day at work without a little one in tow would be so much easier!