The diary of a stay-at-home mom

I would never have imagined that I would leave my job and be a full-time mother – it was beyond my wildest imagination. Now, here I am – a decision which I took at my own accord – which I have no regrets whatsoever. I still get quizzical look on people’s faces when I tell them what I do – with a “Are you out of your mind?” tone in their mind, but choose instead to politely say “Wasted only you study so much” (pardon the Manglish tone). Only a handful people respond positively and support my decision. Regardless of other people’s perceptions, I feel blessed that my husband supported and respected my decision. I must say that I have drastically simplified my life after leaving my job. With a single income household, I’ve happily embraced the change in my lifestyle. I’ve come to realize that at the end of the day only the connections and relationships built over the years matter the most and last a lifetime. My husband is in fact more eager to buy stuffs for me than I would want them. I would more often than not politely decline his loving offer and say “Sayang, I don’t need all those stuffs – I am happy – and that’s all that matters”. I feel blessed to have a beautiful family and no amount of money or material possessions can outweigh the happiness I get from living a simple life with a wonderful husband raising a beautiful daughter.

After being a full-time mom, I am thankful for the simple things in life which I took for granted.

  • I get to live moment-by-moment, day to day. I simply don’t have the luxury of dwelling in the past or anxious of the future. The moment my thoughts drift to the past or future, only Svadhi has the ability to bring me back to the present moment – happiness is here and now 🙂
  • I say my thanks if I get to shower and have my meal without interruptions. I accept the fact that I do eat very slow – I love savoring and enjoying my meal.
  • My clothes are diligently marked by my baby’s spit-ups.
  • I feel energized if I can take at least a 2-hour nap.

At the end of the day, seeing my baby smile, laugh and be happy and fall asleep in my arms makes everything worthwhile. A job which is the most fulfilling, most rewarding and most important to me.

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2 Responses to The diary of a stay-at-home mom

  1. Lady Pisces says:

    It’s the most honorable ‘job’ ever and I salute you for making the decision to leave your career so that you are able to care for your lil’ one. I honestly understand what you mean by not wanting anything at all (materially) … a sacrifice most mothers make, content with only love and happiness of the family. Wish I could do that too but it’s not financially feasible for our family and I’ve even decided to look for another job which is not so demanding as the current one, though the pay is extremely good. Love reading your entries, particularly on motherhood, as I’m a new mother too. All the best!

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