From professional PR to mum…my struggle.
Hi all, I’m Holly Pither.
I’m a PR professional based in Oxfordshire in the UK…. and I love my job.
My career has always been my lifeblood, but a little over 8 months ago everything changed when I found out I was expecting a baby. Our first baby.
Oh, it wasn’t unexpected. James, my husband and I tried for almost a year, but to be honest I still wasn’t expecting to see that little cross on the test. No matter how much you want a baby, nothing prepares you for that moment. Don’t worry though, we only did another 5 tests to verify. Nothing like a midnight trip to Sainsburys to help with that!
So why write a blog…? Surely we don’t need another mummy blogger out there. Well on that count I agree with you. So my blog isn’t just another mummy blog. Rather I aim to cover something altogether different that barely anyone seems to talk about. How to deal with maternity leave if you simply love your job. I have read books on how my body will change, what to buy, how to change a nappy and much much more, but I just haven’t seen anyone really talk about how to deal with the trials and tribulations of maternity leave and leaving your workplace.
So if you skipped out the office on your last day, desperate to see the back of work or have no concerns about returning to work after little babs is born, then maybe this blog isn’t for you. But if you did struggle to let go, anguish about your handover, worry about losing your identity during your mat leave or just worry about how you are going to go back once you have had the baby then give my blog a go.
I’m just starting this journey, so join me and hopefully we can help one another.