This week, Julie’ question at GreenBucks is:
Do you love your job?
I L-O-V-E my current ‘jobs’ – being a fulltime mom/wife, and being a blogger.
There are times when the mommy duties get too overwhelming, the daily routine becomes tiring ( I can say “boring“, Julie. Who’s gonna fire me?? LOL ), and I wish I had a bit more to spend. But looking back to those days when I was still working in the marketing industry, I say I love what I am doing now – more than the income I used to make.
Yes, life was more comfortable then. But, as I always say, no income or title is worth sacrificing my children’s growing years for.
As for my other ‘job’ – blogging… I have been blogging for nearly three years now. Through it I make a little bit of income, just enough to pay for monthly internet subscription and a few other things.
Aside from the beautiful friendships, blogging has led to many opportunities to improve myself. Writing has always been a frustration, but now it is something I actually do (whether you like it or not, hehe).
Some people have frowned upon my going from corporate to domestic. Someone once even said ‘sayang ang pinag-aralan’. But going full-time-mom doesn’t mean going ditzy. I blog, and strive to improve my skill as a blogger. Everyday, I learn new things as husband throws me some technical thing to research on. I am currently studying Mandarin. And, oh yeah, I am also considering going into a new business venture (more details later, folks, when it is nearly tangible. Right now it’s just an idea I’m toying with).
It all really depends on the person. If you go stagnant as soon as you decide to be a stay-at-home, that is entirely your choice. As for me, WHAMing/SAHMing is the best thing that’s ever happened to me.
More “Do you love your job?” stories here.
[UPDATE, 5/17/2011] The most important point (with regard to that comment from someone) is this:
How can anything parents invest in their children be a waste? More than for your day jobs and careers, using your education to teach your own children and guide them through their most important years is the best way to put your education to good use. IMHO. Bow.