Lifestyle, Maternity, My Life

A Woman Under The Influence…

It’s been a busy week. It’s like I blinked and the weekend is just about here. This news comes as as real relief because I feel like all I have been doing is eating, sleeping and working long hours. I can see my hubby shaking his head right now, I know it’s not ideal for the “pregnant lady” but in my defense it’s all been in preparation for my maternity leave.

With a mouth full of rooibos tea (one teaspoon of sugar, milk, lightly stirred)  I casually worked out that I had 30 working days until I will be nesting at home.

That realization made me just about spit out the tea. I equate the start of maternity leave being like watching  “coming soon” previews before the main movie. You just sit back wide eyed and wait in anticipation. Only I had moved way past the previews and the main movie – my to do list was rolling through my mind just like the credits at the end of the movie.

Reading this you would think I am some head of state – I’m not, but my role is business critical because I identify key talent that will add value to the business. For that reason its not just a job – it my career.

The only thing that’s kept me from feeling guilty for taking extended leave to nurture for my child (sounds ridiculous I know) is the fact that I have now secured my replacement. Someone who is able to handle the highs and lows that come with the territory of my role.

Of course being the control freak I am, I wouldn’t be able to completely nest until everything is  just right ensuring a smooth handover with the temporary “me”. This means, long hours spent documenting systems used and processes.

Seems painful – but I can see the light at the end of the tunnel. Before I know it I will have my feet up watching daytime television – but sadly until then, there will be no rest for the wicked.

…like you I wish the pictures were clearer, but these picutes were takes late in the day, when the natural light had retired.

Top – ASOS, Pencil Skirt – SES, Pumps – Wittner

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