Working mum 3 months reflection. Hey everyone, I hope you are well. It’s been three months since I started a new journey as a working mum. I thought it was time to do another reflection on how I am getting on. First of all, I can not believe it’s been three months already! Like I can say, I am a working single mum. It feels so surreal to say that I am working.
There have been some challenges, not going to lie, but I always try to sort things out and move on and focus on the positive sides of things.
Working Mum 3 Months Reflection
Is What I Do Worth While?
Yes, it is. It’s good that I am working and not just sitting at home and watch my life pass me by. However, it does get hushed in the office, and I get very bored. I need to find some creative ways to keep myself accompanied in the office when I am bored.
Do I Enjoy My Job?
Yes, I do. I enjoy being in an office environment, and I love that it is not a challenging/demanding position. And I can go home with peace of mind.
Am I Learning?
Yes, I am. I have seen some personal developments in my confidence to speak out. Although I am qualified for the job, I find myself exploring to develop the skills I already have. I think confidence is the key, and speaking to the public, whether on the telephone or face to face, is something I am not entirely confident with due to my disability.
Does This Job Lead To Somewhere I Want To Go?
Yes, it does. I want to run my own company in the future, so being around Solicitors and watching how they do their things makes me feel empowered. I am watching ‘How To Get Away With Murder on NetFlix because of the job. We have a criminal lawyer who sometimes does some administrative work, and it’s interesting to see how things go down.
Am I Well Paid?
For the responsibilities I have, yes, I am well paid. My first pay in September was low, only because I just started a few weeks before, and I spent some of the money on a 3nights trip to Edinburgh. However, in October, I had the total pay. I was so happy with it, and I managed to secure an apartment with it.
Do I Get On With My Colleagues?
I work with mature people, so I hardly have anything to communicate with them. I am the youngest, and it’s a small team. Even though I try to say something funny, I feel they never have the time to socialise. I think everyone wants to get things done and go home. This is what I like. However, it will be nice to feel excited about going to work. Other than that, we all get on well at work. But if you’re asking me if I see myself having a night out or lunch with any colleagues, I would be uncomfortable.
Am I Empowered To Be Creative And Do Things My Way?
Yes and no. The company have strict rules and ways of how they operate. However, I am disabled, and I learn differently, so the company allows me to do things that may make things easier. For example, I created a telephone sheet template, where I use it to take down names, messages and telephone number. The telephone number is essential and the most tricky part because I need 11 numbers, and sometimes either the client or I forget the number of missed out one number. With the telephone sheet, it is easier to spot it out.
Is My Work/Life Balance Acceptable?
Yes, it does. As a single mum, spending time with my daughter is significant to me, so working three days a week has been excellent. I can take my daughter to school at 7:30 am to a breakfast club based in the school. She has her breakfast and takes part in activities, and then go to her class at 9 am when school starts. After school, Sasha’ll take her to the Afterschool Club. Again, she’ll have some snacks and play with her friends until I pick her after work at 6 pm. It’s a long day for a child, but she enjoys the clubs.
Do I Feel Supported?
Yes, I do. The company have been supporting me by providing help when needed. My hearing difficulty has been an issue since I started, but I am so grateful that the company is helping me to get the right equipment sorted. I also have support from a non-profit organisation that calls in to check how I am getting on. It is nice to have someone who cares enough to ask you how you are getting on.
I hope you enjoyed that.
I’m so glad you’re finding so much value from your work and you’re balancing work and home life so we’ll.
Erica (The Prepping Wife)
It seriously sounds like you are rocking the single mom scene! I love that you are learning and growing as you go, not only in life, but in your new job as well. You have a lot to be proud of! Keep pushing forward. I am looking forward to reading your next post and hearing more amazing things from you.
It’s so nice to see that you’re job is going great and you have even secured an apartment! You’re rocking it! I too think is nice to work and not only stay at home. Learning new things is very important!
it is a very important post! we don’t always understand how it is to be a working parent. You are doing great!
These are interesting reflections as a mom. I remember feeling some of these when we had our firstborn. Mors so the guilt :/
Well done. I’m glad to hear it’s going well. I think single working mothers are amazing.
Interesting self-reflection! It’s great to take some time to think about what we are doing and why we are doing it. It helps to make sure we are going in the right direction.
The Sunny Side Lifestyle Co.
Overall, it sounds like your new job is going well! Finding a rhythm in a new company can be difficult yet it appears you are hitting your stride. I appreciate that you have found systems that help you be successful such as the phone log.
It sounds like your new job is going so well, it must be hard to juggle as a parent at times. I look forward to that in the future.
I’m glad things are going well in your job. I’m sure it will help your self-confidence to grow. I know how it can be hard working with a different age group when you’re younger. My first job was like that too.
I kind of miss being a stay at home mom, but at the same time my kids are in school now so my days would be lonely and I enjoy having other adults to chat with even if it is just small talk. This post was a nice read.
I am so impressed by single parents. You are rocking it. I’m glad your school as before and after care options for your family and that your daughter enjoys it.
My Vegetarian Roots
Very hard to find balance being a working mom of 2, but it is well worth it!
Glad working is going well for you! I head back to work soon and a working mom of three and it can be very hard to balance but I find it worthwhile 🙂
Loving the thoughtful breakdown of how work is going for you! Way to go being a single working parent, you’ve got my respect