Staying Present


Lately at work, my maternity leave is constantly on my mind. It is is hard to stay in the moment at work. In the back of my mind I keep thinking about what I will need to train my replacement in, all while wanting to enjoy the time I have with my students and this great work we all do. This maternity leave will be my first break from student affairs work in 8 years. I know it will be really good for me. I imagine this break could bring me some new insight in the field and into myself.


  1. Make sure you take as much time as you are allowed and don’t go back to work early. Enjoy the time with your little one. Hope to talk to you soon.

  2. Hey Tira, I get to take 18 weeks, the whole spring semester! I’m going to look into working part-time instead of full in the summer. Otherwise, I am feeling really good. Starting to show. Realizing I can’t bend down as fast as I used to. He he.

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