Biyernes, Abril 6, 2012

On Choosing Family


It's been a while since my last post here. There's been some family issues that I had to sort out. My decision: to leave my office job to be with my family. It's not that I'm gonna be a bum, no way! I'm now officially a WHAM (Work At Home Mom) and happy about it.

Since I became a mom, I've been facing all sorts of work-family dilemmas. It's not easy being a single mom, especially when you don't get much help from your family and relatives. Of course, I thank my partner and closest friends for giving me moral support every time I need one. I may have made some wrong moves in the past, but never did I allow myself to wallow in my problems and frustrations to the point that I neglect my family's needs. NEVER. There may be a few times when I felt too weak to go on, to beg someone to rescue me. But I always stop myself and wipe my tears and get up and get going.

I spent the last few days weighing what's really important in my life now.

          Is it having a regular job like everyone else? Well, yes. For a single mother like me, it's important to have a stable job in a stable company.

          Is it spending more time with my daughter? I think other single, working moms out there can relate to the guilt that I feel every time I go away to work. In my situation, I can only be with my daughter during weekends because my office is a long way from home and I still needed the extra hours for my online job.

I thought hard about it, the pros and cons.

And I found the answer, deep within me.

I want to be a better mom first. 

I'm thankful that there are a lot of high-paying home-based jobs available now for moms like me who've been looking for a true work-life balance in their life.

I'll update you on my life as a WHAM and hopefully, I get to inspire and help other moms out there.

I salute all single, working moms all over the world!