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The power to just shut down

Written on March 7th, 2011 by sassymomno shouts

Two weeks ago, a head hunter called me and asked if I were interested to look at a career opportunity, I immediately declined. After hanging up the phone, there was something at the back of my head telling that I should have explored. I got another invitation from a friend and now I am seriously considering delving into the possibilities of going back to the corporate world.

Yes, I kinda miss it. The adrenaline rush, the stress…. hahaha. My friends would be laughing at me if they hear it. I can hear them say, “Are you sadistic or what?”

One thing that is really stopping me now are my children. As a working mother, there a so many demands on your time. I am afraid that I won’t be there for my kids in terms of time, and that even if I am home, I might not be there for them with them 100% because I am so stressed.

If there’s one thing I haven’t mastered is the power to shut down. It seems impossible to get my work done without bringing it home. Oh, I tell you I envy my husband who can just switch of once he’s home. And even during weekends, he’s can just relax without having to worry about work. It’s like he can buy montecristo cigars and just puff it away without fret.

Oh my, that’s not me. Once I head out to work, I start the day much earlier that usual so that I have plenty of time to relax and fix my schedule. When the day is done, I rush home to see my kids, check their homework, have dinner, shower and bedtime. So where’s the me time there?

Alright I guess I need to master the art of leaving my work at the office before I contemplate on going back to the corporate world again.