The Working Mum Part 1: Re-Entering The Workspace

Here’s a guest post from the fabulous Ceri Elms.  Ceri talks about how she’s managed to make the shift from her previous career to a new one as TV Producer/Festival Co-ordinator/Birthing Educator.  A two parter this one deals more about the ‘journey’ of finding work and the next post will be about how Ceri has developed a new portfolio career.  Over to Ceri… I have been swallowed up by a world of work lately, which is a bloody brilliant turnaround from just a few months ago when I was seriously worried about finding work – especially of the creatively fulfilling/lights a fire in my belly kind, doubting myself and my abilities to the point of believing I didn’t deserve to find work (totally ridiculous) and frantically searching and applying for all and any job within a 100 mile radius of my cottage. I went from massive highs when I got offers of interviews, or found a job description that gave me hope, to huge pits of lowness when I didn’t get the jobs I thought I would be ideally suited to, or even worse, when I didn’t even get a reply from an application that I had spent time and a lot of thought on. Sounds familiar, right? Going back to work after maternity leave is hard. Much harder than I ever imagined. It’s not just the change in your...

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