I thought returning to work would be an absolute breeze. I was looking forward to the adult interaction and returning to my job that I love. I didn’t realise that this would actually affect me so much as it has. I only returned to work two days a week and am very grateful my work allowed me to do this. But my position is all over the place and is so unsettling. It’s hard to feel a sense of belonging anymore. On top of this I was feeling so guilty for leaving my little one. I know she is fine and she loves daycare i think I would feel less guilty if I was happier at work. It has been a struggle but I finally come to a place where I have accepted that my position is what it is and I just have to make the best of it. I am working on feeling less guilty when I leave my daughter not just at daycare. I am wondering if anyone else feels guilty for leaving their child and what you do to help deal with it.
Posted anonymously, 21st June 2015