20 September 2014

Back at work - How to cope with a new world and bounce back into work after a hiatus

‘I’m taking a sabbatical to have a baby!’ I announced to my editors, publishers and writer friends. After the initial wave of congratulations, well-meaning advice ('Icecream is great for reducing heartburn!') and jokes ('A writer going out of circulation for a change, ha ha!') had subsided, conversation turned to the inevitable question. ‘When are you planning to return to work?’ they asked. ‘I don’t really know at this point,’ was my truthful answer. What I did know was that it was going to be an important, serious and potential uncomfortable choice to make, and one that could be life-changing...

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