In a few short days I will be returning to work after three months of maternity leave. My heart is breaking. I want to stay home with ever fiber of my being. I am going to miss this face more than I can bear. Even writing this is bringing tears to my eyes.
I know that this is a struggle that many others have had. How do you swing staying home? How do you let go of your professional identity and all of the time and training that you have devoted to your professional life, knowing that you may never be able to get your foot in the door again? Right now, I would let it all go to stay home and snuggle with my sweet boy.