Reflection Journal,  Working Mum

Working Mum 3 Months Reflection

Working mum 3 months reflection. Hey everyone, I hope you are well. It’s been 3 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.

Not going to lie, there have been some challenges, but I always try to sort things out and move on and focus on the positive sides of things.

Is What I Do Really Worth While?

To be honest, 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 very quiet in the office and I get very bored. I think I need to find some creative ways to keep me 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 the fact 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 do find myself explored to develop the skills I already have. I think confidence is the key and being able to speak the public whether on the telephone or face to face is something I am not fully confident with, that is 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 I sometimes do some administrative work for, 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 full 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 its a small team. So even though I try to say something funny, I feel they never have the time to socialise. I think everyone just wants to get things done and go home. Which 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 allow me to do things that may make things easier for me. For example, I created a telephone sheet template, where I use it to take down names, messages and telephone number. The telephone number is important and the most tricky part because I need 11 numbers and sometimes either I or the client forgets 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 very important to me, so working 3 days a week has been wonderful. I can take my daughter to school in the morning at 7:30 am to a breakfast club that is based in the school. She has her breakfast and takes part in activities and then go to her class at 9 am when the school starts. After school, she’ll be taken 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 who calls in to check how I am getting on. It is nice to have someone who cares enough to ask you how you getting on.

If you missed the first Reflection, Check it out here.

Welcome to my blog. My name is Sonia Seivwright and I live in Sunny Aberdeen, Scotland. I am a blogger, Content Creator, an Author, a YouTuber and a single parent. I have always considered writing as one of my strongest strength, and it has been a way to express myself better. Single parenting is very hard but it is rewarding. There has been a lot of changes in my life since becoming a mother and there is so much more to come.


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