Going back to the office
I’m going back to the office for a three-week training in our new system. Then I’ll be back at home.
Once in a while, the Work-at-Home Staff are invited to come to the office for meetings or luncheons but this is the first time that we are going to be there the whole day working for three weeks.
I think I am more anxious than excited. Although I have been preparing my three kids for the changes that will be happening, I don’t look forward to getting up at 5:30 in the morning and dragging them out of bed. One of the reasons I signed up to work at home was to avoid that rush in the morning. It could be really stressful.
But perhaps I am worrying too much. The kids are all five years older now. We just have to go to bed earlier, have a good sleep and hopefully there will be no tantrums in the morning.
No more leisurely breakfasts that takes time to eat. We usually have hot noodle soup and croissants or rice, eggs and hotdogs. And forget about pancakes. I won’t have time to cook. We’ll probably just all have cereal in the morning. But we’ll see.
I also had my hair cut shorter to have less time blowing it dry in the morning.
One other thing I had to do to prepare was to go through my closet and find out if I have enough work clothes to wear. I had to try clothes on to see if they still fit, even ones that haven’t seen the light of day in five years. It was like déjà vu all over again of that time when I was getting ready to come back to work after my last maternity leave. That time, I needed a whole new wardrobe. I let myself go after I had the third baby. I frantically exercised just to get back to my previous shape. But it didn’t work. I had to buy new clothes. I didn’t want to do that now because I’ll be there for three weeks only. I am lucky this time, I can still wear some of my clothes. Although they fit quite just snugly. I may have to buy a couple of new tops and pants.
And I also wonder if I’ll have time to blog and bloghop. Now that I have to get up early, I can’t go to bed at 1:00 a.m. anymore, right? We’ll see.