Sunday, October 28, 2012

The best thing in life is.....

Just as I was about to sign off for the day and go to sleep (preparing for an early start tomorrow - the starting day of school), I happened to see the FB update from Blogadda reminding about their WOW - Write over the Weekend initiative, and well, the subject was too close to my heart to ignore :).


This post is a part of Write Over the Weekend, an initiative for Indian Bloggers by BlogAdda.

The best thing in life is... the freedom to live it the way you want! And I am definitely having the best of it right now :). Like many SAHMs, I gave up a lucrative job when I gave birth to my daughter, and elected to look after her instead. Though I try my hand at "working from home" stints, it's more out of an interest to know what's out there than to really make a big earning out of it. Again the primary reason being that "Flexible" is the keyword for me where any type of work is concerned. And the amazing thing is I have complete independence to do / not do whatever I want, weirdly enough I have not even had to justify my choices much to friends and family who all seem to understand too :).

 This means I get to explore so many other aspects that I would never have if I was in a full-time job (again speaking from a completely personal point of view, I know amazing ladies who can work as well as do everything else!). Anyone who's read this blog knows of my forays into baking, gardening(no longer a foray, as it's taken over my life ;)). These are all the things that I WANT to do, and I have the freedom to do them - I think it's quite amazing!!

So here's to my darling hubby (who doesn't get mentioned here much, but I know you're going to reading this!) who empowers me and supports me all the way, and to my lovely kids who were the beginning of this new and amazing chapter in my life. Can I also say they are also the best things in my life :)?

This post is a part of Write Over the Weekend, an initiative for Indian Bloggers by BlogAdda

7 comments:

  1. Totally agree, Aparna! I love this freedom of choice. Having a supportive husband makes it seem so easy, right?

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    1. Sure does, Uma :). I am just wonderfully content with this stage of my life!

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  2. Way to go! It takes lot of courage and conviction to let go off a job, and support from family. But if you have other passions to go after and doesn't need to worry too much about the money aspect, this sure is the best thing!

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    1. Thanks Jayadeep! Yes, money is definitely a deciding factor, and though I honestly do miss the earning power a wee bit, just not enough to think of giving up this current lifestyle :).

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  3. Very well written aparna.....totally relate to everything you have written about being a stay at home mom. Its tough to quit job and stay at home, im still not very comfortable with it to be honest :) but watching the little one grow and learn definitely make it a lot easier and truly worth it!!

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    1. Thanks for dropping in Nanda :).

      It keeps getting more and more normal, until you start wondering how you did a full time job with all the crazy hours it involves ;).

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  4. You echo my thoughts here... it's been a blessing all the way being a SAHM. However I'm beginning to feel a minor itch to get back.. but it'll be entirely my decision when and if I decide to do so and that's a blessing.

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