A New Beginning- First day of work after 12 years.

It's been 12 years since I last worked.  12 years since I last got up early in the morning and fixed myself up and put on business clothes, made myself a bagged lunch.  It was the first time I kissed my children and said "Have good day,"  on my way out the door and saying "see you after work," to my husband.
I have to say it was quite surreal.  I had to tell myself over and over again that this wasn't just for one day but I would doing this often from now on.  I was sad not to be home to greet the kids but extremely happy to be making new friends and having conversations with other adults.

My first day started off with me climbing a ton of stairs and being greeted by a cheerful lady.  I was seriously out of breath but kept a smile plastered on because I was happy to be there.  The lady brought me to the training room, I took off my jacket and scarf while surveying the area.  Someone else had already set up their belongings at one of the desks.  The other Trainee arrived as I seated myself.   We said our Hellos and the day began.
Information, Information, Information!
I was bombarded with Facts, Stats and Policies.

My first day was great but has left me reeling, my brain is overfull and spinning.
I look forward to tomorrow and learning some more, it feels good to know that I haven't lost myself or my work ethics over the years and that I can still do a job and not just be mom.
It was a pleasure to arrive home and be mom again, though I was tired I was able to appreciate my time with my family even more and it reminded me not to take it for granted.
My wonderful hubby made my first day even more special by giving me a clean home to come to, dinner and a wonderful Cake that said "Congrats! We love you"  
Yes I am tearing up, I love my family and I am so thankful for them.

Cheers to a new beginning and another new adventure!




Talina Perkins said…
I am tearing up right along with you! How very sweet of your family! Such love and support are priceless.

It's great to hear you had such a good first day. New environments and friends are always good for the soul too. *hugs* You are an inspiration, Leanne. You do so much for others and always have a kind word to spread to those around you. The same is now coming your way. Accept your good fortune and smile because your friends and family love you!
Smooth said…
I am proud of you babe!... I know it was nerve racking this morning but you made it through the day and looking forward to tomorrow. I love you and will support you in every way posible. It is a new beginning but one that is for the best..
Love you lots and who knows what you will get tomorrow lol.
Anonymous said…
Heck, I'm tearing up just reading the words... I can't imagine having been in your shoes... I would have balled!
I'm so happy for you Leanne... Keep up the good work!
UmmKhaled said…
Awww so nice of your family! Have fun working...where did you get the new job?
Lisa Beth said…
I'm very happy to hear that everything went well on your first day back to work. Congrats!!
Shanon Grey said…
What a great family! Of course, you deserve the very best. Hugs.

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