I stopped working two years ago this July. I did so for a myriad of reasons (childcare, stress, the four kid thing). I didn’t realize how much I missed it until I helped a few friends with their newborns. I miss the moms, the babies and the process of helping moms feed their babies. I miss working with other nurses, putting on a uniform, having an outside purpose. I think what I miss most is the instant gratification that my job brings. While not every session with a family ends magically perfect, I do feel that I do my job well and that the parents are comforted and educated.
Motherhood is not so much an instant gratification occupation. It may take decades to see my work come to fruition! Of course motherhood is the most important job I will ever have, but I am so happy to be going back to work at the end of this month! It is only a few hours a week, but I think it will be enough to get me out of the house and into my scrubs.
Speaking of scrubs…I better go see if they still fit. Or maybe just shop for new ones! YEAH scrubs (it’s like working in pajamas).