This is me in my most comfortable state. Wearing my mom hat. Early morning, we're all in our pj's still- in all honestly it very well could have been noon. I have no makeup on, wearing my glasses still, chipped polish, snuggling my little man.
Rewind back to last weekend. A dream opportunity for me, and a blast of a trip! I had a manicure, woke up by my own alarm, ate my breakfast first, showered and was ready (like full-on:) every day. I had creative and inspiring conversation with other adults who share the same talents and interests as I. Saw my talents and hard work come to life. Freshened up in the evenings, before wonderful dinners out with friends. It took maybe a half a day, but the mom hat came off easily, and the professional/creative hat went on.
I missed my kids like crazy though. I heard Tate had been pretty sad about me leaving, and the knife in my heart twisted deeper:) Mom guilt was on full mode. Although, I keep it in perspective. I don't leave my kids that often, and I'm a believer that it's necessary and healthy to do so. That guilt always finds its way in somehow though. I digress.
On Monday morning, when I did get home, and later that day as I was getting settled I had a very hard time switching hats. It continued for several days. I was so distracted, and I couldn't shut my brain off about everything that was "that trip". I try not to be too hard on myself, as I know it was a big deal for me to have this opportunity, so being amped about it was to be expected. But, I do wish I had some sort of secret of how to bounce back quicker from job to mom. Anyone out there have any tricks? I'd love some advice! Or, just deal with it? :) This is all new to me.
xo, yours truly