New Job Nerves

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Your sweet face fills up my vision

And fear encompasses my heart

Because what if I’m not up to the job

And I let you down from the start?

 

I’m not sure that I’ve got the right skills

And that very special knack

I’m meandering along without a clue

So much knowledge that I lack.

 

I worry about my choices

About the decisions that I make

I’m scared that I’ll get things wrong

And make a silly mistake.

 

I fret when I return to work

That my absence causes distress

Will you be hurt and sad and lost

By having me around you less?

 

I stress about the care I give

Am I looking after you right?

I stay awake and watch you breathe

Night after tiring night.

 

Round and round whirl my fears

This is my biggest ever test

But I know the reason for my worry

Is because for you I want the best.

 

The days, the weeks, the months roll by

And more confident I grow

The feeling starts to creep on me

That there’s so much more that I know.

 

But the biggest measure of my success

Comes in your beautiful grin

It seems to say ‘Mummy, don’t worry

‘You always had this power within.’

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16 Responses to New Job Nerves

  1. This is lovely, and so much that we can all relate to. It is scary, but so very wonderful x #prose4t

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  2. singlemarriedmum says:

    You sum it up so well – all those worries and concerns whizzing round your head. Glad to hear you’re enjoying the new job. Great poem.

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  3. Beautiful, touching and so relatable to all parents x

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  4. agentspitback says:

    Aw, lovely…yes, you do indeed have the power within. We all have the same fears which can just seem overwhelming but we do have it within us to conquer them all. #PasstheSauce

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  5. Oh I love LOVE that last line! So many talented rhymers in the blogosphere. Thanks for joining us at #passthesauce

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  6. This is so beautiful – and I can associate with all the feelings running throughout. Thank you for linking to Prose for Thought and sorry I am so late! xx

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  7. Kate Orson says:

    I think we all worry, no matter what choices we make. I love the ending. Really sums it up, with a smiley happy child, we know we are on the right track 🙂 Good luck! #abrandnewday

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  8. twotinyhands says:

    Being there, not being there, am I doing it right? It’s all a massive worry isn’t it? It’s lovely to see a smile and know it’s all alright! THanks for linking up to #abrandnewday

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  9. Sheri says:

    I relate to the feeling here, and we all have it within us to be strong and face our fears. I am a new mommy heading back to work soon and my worries are immense, I have the power within, I just need to find it.

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    • You do have the power within. I went back to work and despite the initial fears, everything was fine and I realised that I didn’t have to be with my baby to be a good mummy. Good luck x

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  10. Sheri says:

    I relate to the feeling here, and we all have it within us to be strong and face our fears. I am a new mommy heading back to work soon and my worries are immense, I have the power within, I just need to find it. #ABrandNewDay

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