Monday, February 2, 2015


So I finally got a job and now I’m working full time. It’s a blessing to be a mother and a full time working employee. There were challenges in the sense that I had to juggle my schedule which consisted of grouping my daily chores that were otherwise spread out during the day. The change also included much participation from my partner in the household chores which he otherwise avoided or didn’t need to do since I was the one doing it.

My kids are happy since I had to bribe them with a monthly allowance deal. Actually I am also trying to teach them how to deal with money; the concept of saving for something they want, working together towards a common goal, anticipation of getting paid and spending etc. I hope this will train them to handle situations wisely in the future as well.

My last job which was seven years ago was chaotic. I had a tremendous work load and was poorly compensated. It was the main reason why I left the job and decided on raising my then newborn myself which eventually led to the unregrettable seven year job-hiatus caring for my growing family down the line. Sometimes out of the blue a reference to my past job will make me become aggravated over the fact that they had to hire three persons to handle my work load after I left!!

My present job is pleasant; nothing wild and unpredictable. I think I have also changed in a good way. Being blessed with a family brings out the best in people. My family has taught me so many things and has been so supportive. Even in the ‘I hate you and you’re the worst mom ever!’ I see accomplishment of doing the right thing for my kid.

I am at much more ease…..with myself. I am not dangling or hanging to a cliff anymore….


  1. Congrats on the new job, Marjaan! I think you made the right decision, 7 years ago. And here you are, moving back into the working world when your little one is not so dependent on you for everything. You are wise for teaching your kids how to manage money. It's a big problem since so many parents don't do it.. Good to see you posting!

    1. Hey Teresa, So nice to see you AND hear from you on the blog. Thank you for your precious words. You are such an inspiration!! Folks that read my blog, make sure you check out Teresa (her blog is Dreamers, Lovers and Star Voyagers) as she is such a sweetheart and an inspiration as mentioned above....