From professional PR to just being ‘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 child.
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 and don’t know how to let go. 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.
I was very fearful of losing my identity in particular without my job, so I knew I needed something to keep me feeling like ‘me’ whilst off on maternity leave. For me, that meant focusing on exercise. I love to keep active, and doing fitness ensures I am able to stay grounded and keep doing what I love despite not being at work. That’s why I often talk about health and fitness too.
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. Oh and if you love some good health and exercise tips then hopefully I can help with that too.
I’m just starting this journey, so join me and hopefully we can help one another.