Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Mommy, Are You Going Back to Work?

I have been dreaming of working again. I have been playing with that idea for quite sometime already. A few years back, I gave up working (i had a computer shop before), because i feel my daugther needed me more than i needed to work. That was three years ago. Now, my daughter will be going to school this June, so i know that this is a perferct time to go back to work.

Working is a big word for Mommies! Primarily because this means being away from your kid. And this is the hardest part of all. The guilt in your heart when you leave your daughter in the morning, without even having breakfast with her. Having the pain in gut thinking that you should be playing with her after she wakes up in the afternoon, instead of having a meeting with your boss. Or even the thought of cooking a "yummy" dinner for your family instead of being stuck in a terrible traffic. Whew, these are probably what Mommies' thoughts are, 5 times a week, 9am to probably 9pm, depending on the traffic in Edsa! ;)

So what now? I really do not know how to answer my own question. And then, a bright solution was handed to me in a silver plate by a friend, she told me "Why not apply as a Virtual Assistant, a homebased job." She knows a company which is hiring. Aha, the answer to my prayers...

I applied with a whispered prayer, "Please Jesus, give me this job." You know what happened? After 3 sets of gruelling, mind boggling, head spinning 1 and 1/2 hours of interviews, i was hired. Yehey!!!

I am already part of working mother world, sans the mini skirt, blazer, heels (ouch, that really hurts!), make up and traffic! I will never miss having breakfast with Aika and Eric, i can play with my daughter in the afternoon, and cook mouth watering Caldereta for dinner - and still work! What a perfect way to live a Working Mommy's life!

I will say a little prayer to the ones who made this virtual jobs possible!

Nitey nite everybody!

The author, ZSPimentel is a Virtual Assistant Mom and currently a co-owner of the company, Hire a VA which outsources VA and SEO Specialists at a very reasonable rates.