I recently realized some big news in my life was never officially made public. I began my maternity leave last August. I doubted I would return to work, but I wasn’t quite ready to shut that door permanently. Because my work is project based and we are only paid for the work we do, vacation and leave are unlimited. I scheduled maternity leave till the beginning of January. Around Thanksgiving I received a call from the office asking if I had any thoughts about when I would return to work. I’m not sure if this was because they were understaffed or just curious. I decided it was as good a time as any to turn in my official notice. I haven’t regretted it once!