I was once a VA

As soon as I got back home for good, I accepted the offer that a fellow blogging mommy gave me. A Virtual Assistant working from home. Sure it does make a mommy life easier seeing your kids run around the house while you are just home earning money at the same time. It does give you a peaceful mind knowing that when they fall sick, you won’t have to rush home to attend to their needs and comfort them.

But don’t forget, there’s always a downside of being one. In my case, I used to have a 9pm to 6am schedule. At half past 6am, my daughter usually wakes up. No matter how tired I was that long night, I still have to keep myself awake so I can spend some time with her. However, there were times when I just couldn’t. There were even times that I just don’t feel like eating and bathing coz I prefer to get some sleep. Before 9pm, I should tuck her in to bed, otherwise I won’t be able to do my online tasks peacefully.

I survived for a year until I saw my daughter making milk for herself. At 3 years old she was so independent that when I doze off to sleep, after a couple of times trying to wake me up for milk, she just stopped and made one for herself.

That’s when I thought this set up won’t work. I’d rather go back to the Corporate world which I did few months later my resignation as a VA, and spend at least 3 hours with my girls before bed time and enjoy the weekend without being called for duty when urgent tasks require me to go online.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Blogger since 2007 | Home-based Marketing Assistant | WAHM | Ex-OFW | Music enthusiast | Cactus and Succulent Hobbyist | A 41 y/o mom of two lovely girls sharing her adventures as she walks through motherhood and having to do most things on her own while her Indian national husband works miles away from home.

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