Holy moly. I have been BUSY! I went back to work on July 23rd, and even working from home a few days a week, it’s crazy! I didn’t say anything before, but before I left on maternity leave, I was promoted! I am now the Associate Director of my department, as my director was leaving the company. Essentially I am THE director now, but since I wasn’t officially second in command in title before I left (even though I was basically to everyone regardless) I have to prove myself first before officially being given the title of Director. Woo! With all that though comes a TON of responsibility and craziness! It hasn’t been too stressful yet, but since I wasn’t expecting to be handed the reins until September, it’s definitely been a little busier than I expected. I have barely had time to eat while at work, let alone catch up on my internet-ing!
I have to say though, I’m glad to be back. Like I wrote at Twenties Hacker, I had some sadness leaving Sadie, but personally – I think being a working mom makes me a better mom. (This doesn’t go for all moms, obviously, just myself.) I feel like I appreciate my time with Sadie more, since now it’s shorter each day. And it makes spending the weekends with her even better.
My commute is so much better too! I now take the LIRR to work, instead of the subway, and that means no switching trains (unless I’m grabbing a connection right across the platform) and my walk is so much shorter! I used to either take one train, and then walk across town OR take three trains and then only walk a block or so. It. Was. Annoying! Now I get off right at Penn Station, and it’s a short six block walk. SO much nicer!
I’m sure once I’m really back in the swing of things I won’t be enjoying it as much. But for now, it’s good to be back amongst the working people.