Career break with confidence

General Details
Working mother
Type of leave:
Career Break
Number of years professional experience:
11-15 years
Length of leave:
19 months - 23 months
Type of experience:
Work pattern on return:
Still on leave
Message I’ve recently had my third child and decided to leave my current employer while on Mat leave. The reason being that I couldn’t afford to cover the cost of childcare for 2 school age children and a baby while continuing to work part time. I have mixed emotions about being out of work right now - I miss it and the sense of purpose it brings but I’ve come to terms with the fact that right now my purpose has shifted and I enjoy being solely focused on the home and the children. I think I’m calmer and more present. So I’m choosing to feel confident about when I do return to work. Many mums I’ve met who have been off work for a while have lost confidence in themselves and their previous careers but it shouldn’t be this way. Here’s to confidence in your career break and returning to work a stronger person.
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