Maternity Leave

May 28, 2012

I’m officially on maternity leave. I’ve handed in my scrubs, my office key and parking pass to the manager of the doctors office I’ve worked at for the past 4 years, and I have to say, it stung, A LOT. I’ve loved every second of my time there, working alongside people I consider more than friends, but rather family. A well oiled, never a dull moment, often times dysfunctional family, but hey, thats just the way I like em ;) . My photo shoots have also wrapped up until July, so now I can completely focus on getting ready (mentally and physically) for the arrival of baby Shinkins-Doyle. Only one problem, I’m feeling completely lost and for want of a better word, a little bored. I’m so use to being busy. To juggling several projects at once. To running around like a mad women, shouting about how there are never enough hours in the day and now, now that I’ve cleared my calendar of commitments, I feel like a tourist in my own world, complete with backpack, map and absolutely no grasp of the local language.

Now I know all you moms out there are screaming at the computer monitor, trying to warn me to savor these aimless moments, cos very soon, hopefully 2 weeks from now, the world as The Husband and I know it, is about to get turned on its head and from here until eternity, I will never have a second to myself again. So this is why I’m persevering, resisting the temptation to fill my plate with assignments and projects and forcing myself to enjoy these commitment free final weeks.

Here are a couple of other crazy kids who should definitely bask in the stable life they have come to know and enjoy, cos a few weeks from now, their world is about to get flipped on its head too.

3 Responses to “Maternity Leave”

  1. Angie says:

    It is so hard to actually relax on those last few weeks. At least you’re not house bound in the snow like I was. No option but to stay put. I hated it. Best of Luck for the big arrival. May he have a small head and shoulders!!
    Can’t wait to hear the good news. xxx

  2. Edward says:


    Don’t knock it get plenty of rest and pamper yourself while you can, I am sure Paul wont mind. In a few weeks you will have the ultimate project and sleep will become a thing of the past!!

    Get all the rest you can and spoil yourself while you have the chance

  3. Karen Shinkins says:

    Ang: Amen to the request for tiny head and shoulders.

    Ed: Why are you coming at me with your scare tactics? Its not funny. Life with a baby is easy, right?

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