Hello my dear blog readers! Welcome back to my blog.
As you read this article, I am no longer SAHM (Stay at Home Mom), I already back to work after take a break from work for 2 months! The best break ever I’ve had in my life so far and one of the best decision ever I make in my life too. I’m so thankful for my husband’s support and understanding, he allowed me to have this break even during this pandemic and our financial situation but he allowed this so I can take a break after working for 9 years + ,also recovery from my MDD and fulfilled my dreams to feel being SAHM, I love you so much my husband!
So, I would like to share the experience as SAHM with you guys, just for the sake of memories and maybe you can learn something from my story.
What did I do?
My SAHM routine is repeated and I love it! I had my babysitter with me so during the weekdays, she will take care of our baby. So, here are my typical life as SAHM.
Take care of my husband
I’ve been wished to take care of my husband like housewife. I never had the chance before as I also working. I love it when I’m waiting for my husband to come back home or send and fetch him to work, I love that moment. Also, I love it when he come back home, seeing him eating the food that I cooked and I love it when he enjoying it.
Take care of my baby along with my babysitter
During my early day as working mom, I really wish I can take care of my baby 24/7, I want to witnessed him “membesar”. And, the wish come true! I’m glad I can do this with my babysitter. I can take care of my baby and do my hobbies as well. I love to see him all day.
Write articles on my blog ( actively and a bit consistent)
During this break, I also had an opportunity to take time to refocus my blog. I focus on tips for new parent and mental health awareness as this two main topic really close to my heart and I think its also give benefit to my readers. I did share about my life too, just like this article because I want to make sure my blog is not like magazine but its human centre ( betul ka? haha). I feel so happy whenever I succesfully write an articles and published it and I even happier when somebody respond to it and told me, the articles make she realise that she is not alone and can learn from my experience too. That is one of goal of my blog, to inspired, motivate, solved problems and entertained at the same time. Its hard to achieve all that goal but I will go for it!
Visit places that I always wanted to go
In my area, I have so many places I really wanted to go but I never have chance to go. For example, Pasar Kajang. I’ve been wanted to visit there but never had a chance. When I stayed at home, I finally able to take time and go there! Its the best place I ever visited during my break. I buy the groceries ( sayur, flowers, food and etc) direct from the vendor there. Its good to support local vendor and I love the environment too. I guess I’m tired of supermarket… haha but its unavoidable as the supermarket had good deal that good for my wallet…hehe. I had a lot of places I wanted to visit while my break but due to pandemic, I can’t go anywhere. So, I am good enough to checked this list by visit Pasar Kajang dan sekitarnya.
Doing my small business
This is one of new thing I tried during my SAHM time. What small business I choose is selling local cosmetic. After tried the local cosmetic, I like it and at the same time, I got the opportunity to joined the dropship for the brand. I start with the dropship so I can learn slowly about doing business here. After this, I will move to agent level ( my husband already gave me budget hehe, my husband is very supportive on this). Also, I want to this so I can have side income too but I want to start slowly but surely.
Work on my habit to do my morning devotional
I really work hard on this because I really needed this. I don’t want to spend another day without God, without pray to God and read His words first thing in the morning. I feel “mamai” whenever I do this but I push myself because this is the only thing that worth it to push myself. I’ve learned that, living without put God first is really scary! I learned my lesson and I wanted to recover from my MDD ( Major Depression Disorder) with God. Before this, I’ve been so ignorance of how importance of God’s word in our life. Now, I get it! God’s word can avoid us from depression disorder because we always remember what God’s say about helping us through anything and we never feel alone or never feel like we need to face life alone. I’ve learned my lesson in a very hard way.
Work on my recovery too
Most importantly, I work on my recovery from MDD as well. As of today, I can say, I feel better and recover from it. There’s no tips but first, remember God’s word whenever the anxiety hit and take the medicine too. Don’t be so hard on yourself, my family always told me this. So, I learned to take it easy and always pray.
I’m glad I can experience SAHM. To be honest, its a very different kind of journey. I’m doing the same thing everyday but I love it! But, as time goes by, I feel I need to support our small family too, I need to start use my skills that I learned for 9 years, I don’t want to waste it and I am ready to fly high as a working mom. I know working mom is hard but I can do this, this time! One of my friend told me ” belajar hati batu sikit” whenever I left my son for work, I’m not cruel but I’m working for our family and our future.
Here are some of my SAHM moment photos, I wished I can upload all but I can’t do that. Enjoy!
Before I end this article, I want to encourage all SAHM out there,
After I experience stay at home mom (SAHM), I know how do you feel. Sometimes I feel happy, sometimes I feel down and sometimes its mixed feeling, I get that! But, you’re doing a great job!! Always remember that! Don’t ever feel down when you looked at yourself so messy and not like you used to look like, you’re raising a human and nobody can’t ever do that. Even you doing the repeated task but you doing your best to take care of your family. Always be proud of what are you doing. Some mom out there wish do what you do but they couldn’t! So, while you’re at it, enjoy and love every moment, especially with your child and husband. Love them more than before. If you wished to back to work someday, don’t be ashamed to tell your future employee what you doing during this time, you doing a very important tasks for free and you learned so many skills, don’t forget that, okay!
I hope you enjoy reading my articles today. Have a blast day!
God bless you.