Maternity Leave – A Lonely Place

I counted down the months, weeks, days, hours and minutes until I finished work for maternity leave, I could not wait! It was 30th April 2013 when I last did a days work – and as I’ve taken voluntary redundancy it’s probably the last I’ll do for some time! But maternity leave (and beyond) can get quite lonely.

I’m a very awkwardly shy person. Shy until I feel fully comfortable – this is 10 fold when I’m in a big group. I have found having the girls has helped as on a daily basis you get many strangers talk to you about them (undoubtedly wheeling out all the twin cliches…!) but I still struggle to make friends.
The days can seem long when you’re home alone with two little monkeys all day. Whilst I’m so grateful to have this time with them I fear they get bored stuck in the house all day looking at my ugly mug. Granted the school run gets me out the house twice a day but I’ve decided that I’m going to make a conscious effort to be more sociable & try to make some “mommy” friends and of course friends for the girl.
At the moment we only attend one group on a Tuesday & to be fair we are getting a bit too mobile to be there much longer so its time to expand!
Anyone else find this the same?!
B x
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  1. MrsM
    21st March 2014 / 7:35 am

    Hope you find some fab groups to take the girls to hun x

    • Beth L
      28th March 2014 / 7:43 am

      Thanks Elaine – got a few new ones lined up next week x