Today I took the baby to visit my workplace. It was so nice to see everyone and show off my new little man. The strange part was seeing how everything was moving on without me. There is a lot of changes happening and I am at home knowing nothing about it. Don’t get me wrong, I am not an integral part of the process. I didn’t expect the whole place to stop moving once I went on leave but seeing how the world kept on going got me thinking.
I have taken an extended leave from work and since I am in Canada that means when I go back my youngest will be 18 months old. Obviously, I am very lucky. We will be past the hardest part when I return but parenting doesn’t end there. When I return to work in September 2018 I will still be the mother of three. I will also be a University student and have two jobs (both of which mean a lot to me). When I think I about it I get hives. It is a scary thought but I also know I have done it before (although with one less child). This time last year I was a full-time University student with two jobs and two kids. I got through it, and so did they. I would like to think we are all better because of it.