You may or may not have noticed but I haven’t blogged in a while. In fact, it has been over 8 months! It’s not that I didn’t want to, it’s that I have been trying super hard figuring out his new life as a working momma that I fell off the face of
the blog earth, along the way.
Well, i’m back now and i’m going to tell you all about it.
I loved being a stay-at-home mom. I took pride in it and I was just so good at it, but in all honesty, there was a void in my life and I was always looking to fill.It was a void of self-worth. In order to fill the void, I began volunteering – a lot. That’s when people began to notice that, not only was I a good mom, but I was also good at organizing things and was also good at”oh wait, you actually have a degree in this” kind of stuff. Go figure.
In August 2016, a friend of mine, recommended me for a job and within a few days, DAYS, I went from being a full time stay-at-home mom to being a full time working mom at a local Islamic School as a Communications Manager.
As my husband and I played a game of pros and cons, we decided that the pros outweighed the cons.
- Work in the same building where my kids are
- My kids can attend an Islamic private school
- Make use of my Communications degree
- Feeling of self-worth
- Actually communicate with adults
- Less time with my kids
- Messier house
- Eat more left-overs
- No time to volunteer
Mornings are hard.
Some days are harder than others.
But we are becoming morning people.
It was surely a struggle, and to be quite honest, it might look like I have it all together (at times) but some days I feel like i’m falling apart. Literally, when I wake up in the mornings, I feel like I drag one body part at a time. I have to constantly remind myself that I cannot hold the standards of stay at home mom-ness and there are things I have to let go in order to make it work.
Not only was I having a hard time getting used to my new mom role, my kids were struggling as well and that was (and still is) the hardest thing to deal with.
It’s been 6 months and i’m finally feeling like I got a handle on things, at both work and at home. I hope to blog more often and as a matter of fact, I am already working on a post that will include my proven tips on how to manage being a newly transitioned, working mom that could be useful to both, SAHM and working moms. I’m a player for both teams ;). This was just a short post letting you you know, whoever you may be, that i’m here.
I love blogging and documenting my thoughts as I navigate my way through motherhood, and I hope you will enjoy the ride as well. Now, I guess I should go ahead renew my domain name; This momma aint goin’ no where!