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!