So my last day in work before finishing for maternity leave finally came on Wednesday and I was definitely ready for it. It was kind of bittersweet as there is so much change and restructure where I work at the moment, I am not sure if there will be a job there for me when I return. If there is I am pretty sure I wont be returning to the same office with the same colleagues which makes me sad. We go through life meeting people and making good friendships and then moving on. I always have the best intentions to keep in touch but we all know how busy life is and sometimes these people who I spend my days with, who know me so well, become nothing more than fond memories.
I often look at Meme with her best friends who she loves dearly and think, I wonder if they will be friends for life. Unfortunately, I’m no longer in touch with my friends from school.
Honestly though, I was ready to finish and, when you know you have a holiday planned or a break from work, it’s like your body breaks down and this is exactly what’s happened to me. I haven’t been feeling well for about 3 weeks with a bad throat and cough. This together with being pregnant hasn’t been great but I have just got on with it. When Wednesday evening came I was ready to drop, I felt awful, so bad I actually went to the Dr’s who prescribed me some antibiotics.
I remember before children that if you were sick you would book time off work and spend the week in bed recovering. Well, us parents know that life doesn’t roll that way anymore but, thanks to my lovely husband, I have had a little bit more downtime than usual. Unfortunately, my lovely Harri has been poorly too so we have had a lot of time in bed watching Peppa Pig and, whilst we are still not 100%, we are hopefully getting there.
So not the perfect way to start my maternity leave but…. I am happy to say I’m all done!