Yes and no.
In Canada you get a full year of maternity leave, so I’m currently on leave with my job as a Youth Worker, with a return date of late September, 2013.
With us moving out of the city I’m not sure if I will be returning to this job or not, but I haven’t formally resigned because I loved the work and want to keep the option to return if we do come back for any reason.
Looking back I think I got really burnt out towards the end of my time there. I was a Youth Worker for five years, and worked with some of the same clients for that entire time. It is a pretty emotionally demanding job and I think, regardless of whether I go back or not, a break was just what I needed.
I’d be lying if I said I didn’t want to be a stay at home mom forever though. Some part of me feels that this is strange, that I should want more – to achieve more or do more or accomplish more, but I would be, and am, completely happy doing this. Right here.
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