I've always wanted to be a housewife. I can still vividly recall in one of my job interviews when I was fresh out of college, I was asked how I see myself in the future, I blurted out that I want to be a housewife. Obviously, I didn't get the job.I have seen how my mother have sacrificed her career as a Laboratory Analyst (she's a Chemical Engineer)to take care of our family. Growing up with my mom always by my side was the best part of my childhood and even my adult life. When I got married, I was the one working and my husband was the one at home to take care of the kids. I've always told him that I want to trade places with him.
Now, in the land down under my wish is granted. Two months after we got here in Oz, my husband was the first one to get a job. I have applied non stop and rejection letters came after the other. Now I finally have a full time job of being a Stay At Home Mom(SAHM). Honestly I am having a difficult time to adjust. I have been working for the past 15 years thus the difficulty. I'm not complaining because I love spending time with my kids but I'm missing work. I miss coming to the office and turning on my computer and opening excel files. I miss crunching numbers and doing analysis. I miss interacting with my colleagues.Being at home sometimes can be a bit boring and I miss the intellectual challenges of work.
I know that I am still adjusting and in time I can find my beat in my day to day life. In the meantime I am counting my blessings and treasuring the time I spend with my kids. In the morning I don't have to rush. I can lazily stretch in the bed and watch my kids stir from dreamland to the real world. I love seeing them open their eyes and smile at the sight of me.I love cooking for them though my abilities in the kitchen are limited to cereals and the frying pan. Well I am still in my training period as a stay at home mom and I know in time I will learn and get used to the drill.;)