How It All Began

I was a full time employee a couple of years back. That's how I plan to spend at least one fourth of the rest of my life, working for someone else who controls my time and basically every move I make. Although it was taught in college that it's okay to be employed first then have a business or be self-employed later, I never imagined myself where I am today. Not until my precious little daughter came. She's only six months and two days today, yet she doesn't know how much she's changed the lives of those around her for the better, mine particularly.

And so it was one of those boring days in the office and it was a mere three months before I was due to give birth to Svetlana (yep, that's my princess' name) when I was struck by the thought of having to leave her everyday to go to the office working for someone else. The idea of being employed after giving birth
suddenly did not appeal to me. I told myself I'd rather stay home and take care of her to ensure that she has the support she needs from her mother while she is still in her early years.

It was then I decided to look for freelancing jobs similar to that of the one I had, and luckily, some officemates were already into freelancing, and gladly introduced me to it. Two months before I gave birth, I gave my resignation letter to somewhat reluctant higher-ups. I would not say that I am sorry that I left, given the joys of motherhood that I experienced by being at my daughter's side always. Now, almost a year later, I'm still glad that I made that decision.

Being able to just turn my head a few inches to my left and already seeing that angelic face, whether at play or in sleep, is the biggest reward for being a WAHM. And that's besides the fact that I earn more now than I ever did when I was full-time employed, abling me to give my baby what she needs. It would be unfair to not mention that me and my husband are still having financial difficulties right now, even with the fact that what I earn now is more than what I used to get. As we have just started this journey of parenting and living independently, there are a lot of difficulties along the way. But I am confident that we can withstand just about anything.





I mean, who can't with this little angel by our side? ☺


13 comments:

fedhz said...

aw.. great! now I know. you're very right cuz you still have time to watch movies and do nothing all day long, than spend your time fixing your hair, buying office clothes and makeups.

galing! congrats!!!!

Sherry said...

yeah mom's know the best, you get big hugs from me. :)

Sherry said...

hehe.. now I know you better.

redamethyst said...

aw! that was a huge decision. but that decision is right. how I wish I can have the guts to submit my resignation letter, and be a work at home mom too.

niko said...

sana makeri ko rin ang ginawa mo.. gusto ko rin just give IC at home and a talent like yours, lol hahah

zoan said...

sana nga matuto din akong mg freelance para may additional income ako :D

niko said...

eh kering keri nman eh!! look at you now!! hihih

Sherry said...

so pretty angel :)

Chris said...

i just read this entry now... your little angel is really cute here..

Chris said...

i applaud you mommy for being able to take that step... it takes a lot of courage and love and trust in the Lord to do what you did :)

Chris said...

sarap maging full time mommy :D

Sherry said...

some people just not understand and will keeps saying dont do that go work!

Sherry said...

K you are wonderful mom as full time mommy :D