Each and every day I make that trek from my side of the bed to the shower, then off to the car and head for my little corner at the office.
In recent years, I have taken to wearing headphones at work. Music, the radio, whatever might suit my fancy that day to drown out the office talking, gossip and noise. It has become a necessary reality. By doing so I can truly answer a coworker when they say did you hear? Or who said that?
I can always safely answer “I have no idea”. This has allowed me in many ways to have less stress. (Yes, there is still plenty of that to go around) I am not taking in all of the negative around me. It also allows me to have something other than my own thoughts to occupy the background noise in my head.
I am going to need the headphones in the weeks ahead. The department next to mine has 2 who recently left for mat leave and 5 more expecting. I am so very happy for them all. To protect my emotions I am going to need to wear my headphones. Otherwise, I will be the usual emotional wreck.
Best wishes to all of the baby bumps in the world. May all stay safely nestled where they belong until their time.