― After twelve months maternity leave I’ve been back at work for a little over a month. ∙ It’s been challenging. I have written before about my reluctance to return to work. ∙ I’ve experienced a range of emotions from nausea and frustration to gentle excitement. ∙ Initially, I struggled to settle back into routine and also to find new ways to challenge myself in a role I have been in for some time. ∙ I’m pleased to say I have developed a work plan I am happy with [...].