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Leaving corporate life is all worth it?

Working 11yrs after college is an opportunity and an achievement. Working on a stable job, getting paid and earn up to 16th month salary pay is good enough for a living. But why made a person leave his/her job? Others may have many reasons, but I have specific on my list. I want to be a full-time mom!

On top of it was, I have two boys to attend to. My first born son was “lumaki sa yaya” since I’m working 10-11hrs a day. I leave early in the morning and be back at night na halos matutulog na lang lahat. Or kapag may sakit ang bata, ang hirap pumasok sa office. Yung pumasok ka nga but you cannot even concentrate on your work kase iniisip mo yung anak mong nilalagnat sa bahay. For four years, this happen to be our set up. Until I delivered my second son. This was the turning point. End of my career?  Right after I resumed to office from a maternity leave, our house helper moved back to the province to take care of his illing husband. So the next big question is, pano na? ang hirap kumuha ng yaya. Madaming factors to consider and to think dalawa na sila. One is going to a regular school and the other one is an infant that needs full attention. Kakaiyak. 😂

Ang hirap magdecide. Maybe all mom’s biggest problem. Stress! You have to raise and feed your kids. Send them to school and I’m afraid if I cannot provide for their needs. Pano na if I quit? Ang gulo pero yung gustong gusto mo ng magresign.

Until my husband encourage me to take a shot. Once he said, kung hindi mo susubukan pano mo malalaman? Dapat malakas loob. Before then I’m starting and struggling a home-based traveling agency for an extra income. And I think and believe this is really what i wanted. But I never wanted to have my own. Ang gulo! I’m afraid of not making it and failed. Ayoko ko nga yung humihingi ng pera sa asawa ko at hindi man lang makabili para sa sarili ko. Iaasa ko lang lahat ng kelangan ng anak ko? Or I may say I want my own earnings. Mas liberating yun for me.

As my husband said I had his back just in case it didn’t turn out well. I can always try naman working again when the kids gets older since I had this good working experience. And so I pass a letter of resignation after 10 years and avail my remaining leave credits to take care of the boys. Bahala na si Lord.

Sending kuya to school and being a full time mom is so fullfiling. Basta iba.  Nakakapagod din pero masaya yung you can do almost everything for them. Though hinahanap hanap mo yung magsusuot ka ng uniform, wear tip-toe heels and fancy make-up, sometimes you miss the corporate life. But what I did was focus on the agency, andito na rin naman. I called my friends and clients to book their vacations with me and I started to earn others recommendations.

Just a month after, there was a company (Mega Sports World) that are looking for an agency that will help them organize their Cebu Team Building. I prayed and worked for it and luckily I got the deal. 52 employees bound to Cebu. This made Skype’s Travel slowly taking off. I became more inspired working and I got more confidence in what I do. Then the rest just follows.

Having time with my kids, do their home works, travel with no leave approval, work at your own phase and time plus a financial freedom that is more than good enough combined with my husband. I guess I made a right decision. Ask me again if leaving corporate life is all worth it? Definitely YES! more than I imagine.

With a lot of prayers and patience, I am very thankful to God for all the blessings and guidance. I give Him back all the glory.

Happy mom here 😉

Thank you for reading

This picture was taken on my trip to Cebu for my first team building. The rainbow gave me a good sign.

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We stayed at Be Resorts for free. One of the nicest in Mactan

During my ocular visit at Plantation Bay. And the bonus is, I got my son while working. Priceless!image3

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Im Karen Tañada-Reyes happily married with two boys Cid and Codi. I'm a work from home mom and i'll be sharing with you our family's travelling and crafting stories. Sometimes messing up in our kitchen cooking. Im a believer of faith and luck will follows if you work for it. Life is all about family, you live, laugh and love. Travel with me and I'll try to bring you on the best places as much as I want. Happy reading!

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