October 30, 2016

Thoughts on Being A Work At Home Mom

Geezz... it's been 3 years now since I've decided to leave the rat race and be a work at home mom. I was in the corporate world for almost 20 years and during those years, I have experienced both the best and the worst, being in the corporate world.  You get to meet a lot of people, make so many friends, experience the fun, the thrill and the challenges of competition, discovering your strength as well as your weaknesses, experiencing office politics and overcoming them, getting promoted, getting an increase, receiving bonuses...to name a few.  Needless to say, my corporate life has been so colorful.  I may have both ups and downs, but in the end, there's no regrets.  I was able to provide well for the family, helping my husband earn enough to give our kids a decent and comfortable life. well, that's certainly a blessing.  However, I would not deny that experiencing freelance works for the past 3 years had enabled me to do everything that I want, my hobbies...my passions and everything that I haven't done regularly for the past 20 years just because I'm committed to my work and profession.  I must say, I couldn't be happier experiencing both worlds.  I think I have just made a perfect decision to leave corporate world long before my retirement age as this has enabled me to do things that I love to do while I'm still physically capable of.

Doing things that I love and at the same time earn extra to support my passion is such a blessing.  I do get financial support from my husband and son who are both working abroad which I spend for the house's monthly expenses, including maintenance and for the school expenses of my daughter, so what I earn  from my freelance jobs is technically mine. :)  This means that I have something extra to spend for my hobbies, my leisure activities and a little bit more for savings.  Well and good...right?

Working at home also helps me have a variation from my regular routine doing the household chores and keeps me sane (kidding).  On a final note, I would say that the best part of being a WAHM is being able to spend time with my daughter, to look after her...guiding her, and preparing her to become a more responsible young lady.  It's pretty obvious that now a days, temptations are great. Girls her age need to be guided perfectly to ensure their safety and safeguard their well being.   

 Ahh...the many perks of being a stay at home mom...

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