Saturday, October 13, 2007

working it

I'm so giddy. I'm like a mom in a Godiva shop on her way to the spa on the first day of school.

I received a formal job offer. And I accepted. I'll be working for a competitor just down the street from where I currently work.

Typing on my laptop is all that can stop me from doing a happy dance.

Who knew a job could make me sing? I feel like a supermodel working 9 to 5.

But even with my celebration filled weekend, there is some sadness. I wouldn't exactly call my resignation picture perfect. You know what they say: that which does not kill us, makes us stronger. My leaving is bittersweet. But what a lot of people don't realize is that my decision leaves my heart heavy.

After devoting years trying to convince Dad2Amara to have another child, I now find myself embarking on a new chapter in my career - one that I know will keep me too busy to take that step towards motherhood again. I apparently am not alone. More and more couples are having fewer children because of pressures at work.

But I'm not going to let that stop me. I'm going to further my career. I will have a second child, even if it means waiting another year or two. I'm going to sashay down the runway walk with my head up high. And hopefully I'll make a few dollars while I'm at it.


  1. Yay for your new job and double-yay for more babies!
    Congratulations Nik!

  2. CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!!! What wonderful news!

    I totally understand about feeling bittersweet about leaving your old job yet at the same time feeling excited about the new one.

  3. Congratulations officially. Remember my motto: everything happens for a reason. Live it!

  4. Congratulations! I love how excited and happy you are. Yay Mom2Amara!

  5. ooohhhhhh....another baby! hopefully sooner than later!

  6. woot. congrats!!!

  7. Congrats on the new job - you deserve it. You will have to send me all the details later!

  8. Congrats! So happy for you! You will have to send me all the details later! Tell Dad2Amara I said hello and congrats too!

  9. Congratulations! That has got to be exciting and a little scary at the same time. Change always is. :)

  10. 9-5... means you can wake up at normal people hours! woo-hoo!

  11. Thanks all for the support! I'm truly so blessed to have this opportunity! I'm sure this will not be the last you hear about my adventures :)

  12. M2A: Ano, gusto mo sabay tayong magbuntis uli? Ayaw din ng asawa kong magka-anak uli, pero gusto ko ng pangatlo. ;-)

    Congratulations on the new job! Go get 'em, tiger!


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