Honestly, I was pretty bored. The girl who has been 'doing my job' for the past 19 months, was away sick today, so no handover for me. There is potential for my job to be both challenging and interesting. It used to be. Just not today.
I've decided I want to have Day One again when I am so snowed under with work that the thought of a leisurely day a work is a distant memory. Then, my day meandering through the company intranet site, reacquainting myself with people, policies and procedures and doing a quick update on e-learning will seem anything but boring. But when you are used to doing as many things in a day as I am, all that TIME seemed like overkill. Imagine. Time to actually think. To process. To sit and contemplate. Sigh.
Going back to work is the equivalent of adding another ball to juggle. Another hat to wear. I'm used to wearing multiple hats (they don't call me MultipleMum for nothing). Apart from being a Mum to four little kids and, now working 2 days a week, here are some of the other 'important' things I tackle on a day-to-day basis:
- My husband's books - #1 sucker for punishment. When he started Camp Hike Climb (CHC), I put my hand up to 'help out' with the book-keeping. Something I could "do from home" when the "kids went to bed". This is quite an ordeal. LOTS of MYOB (my least favourite past-time) and even payroll. I seriously cannot believe I volunteered for this. A very bad choice.
- Online marketing for CHC - a bit of FB (join our fan page if you haven't already) and writing a blog for the website (with a few other random tasks here and there)
- Website data entry - I am chief product loader for the CHC website. We have 380+ products on the site and a mere 700+ to go. Groan. It is a time consuming, labourious task, but sadly, someone has to do it and when you have a start-up business, often that someone is your SAH (unpaid) wife.
- Membership Secretary for our local Multiple Births Association - which involves keeping a database, attending monthly meetings and a few other bits and pieces. Must less work than my previous role on the Club Committee - Newsletter Editor.
- Domestic duties (which really do take a pretty low place in the priority order for me).
I really am excited by this new stage of my life- tackling my career again, bringing some money into the household, being a 'person' again. My mind has the opportunity to travel far and learn new and innovative things (two whole days a week) about grown up topics, but my heart will never be very far from home. There's nothing more important to me than my family. Nothing more beautiful than when those 3 sets of blue and 1 pair of brown eyes stare up at me innocently. Nothing better than when they all raced to the door when I arrived home this evening. Honestly, what could be better?