My back to work blog
After spending the last nine months on maternity leave, bringing my second son into the world and looking after my inquisitive toddler, I must admit I was a little apprehensive about coming back into the creative working environment. It was like that feeling you used to have the night before starting back to school after the summer holidays but magnified. Excited to see your classmates but butterflies about the new tasks and challenges ahead, I was anxious about leaving the kidâ€™s without their mum for the first time but even more worryingly, how was my brain going to function outside of parks and soft play centres?
When I left for maternity I was immersed in designing and artworking the bird atlas for Herefordshire Ornithological Society and was looking forward to getting stuck back into some equally interesting and ambitious projects, with the hope that I could just pick up where I left off. Fortunately with a breadth of new and existing clients, Iâ€™ve had plenty to get my teeth stuck back in to.
I have found some things never change, the same albums are still playing on repeat, there is enough tea to sink a ship and the banter, well the banter is still abundant. All of these have made the studio easy to step back into. However one of the biggest but possibly the best changes that I have come back to is having the support from Jack our new designer and the arrival of in-house web development, in the form of Mike.