Since our arrival here in Canada, I have been stuck with the following day-to-day routine:
- Wake up at 6 AM to send hubby off to work then prepare the children's breakfast and school snacks
- Supervise the children at 7 AM as they get ready for school
- Tidy-up the house (dust the furniture, fix the bed, wash the dishes) at 9:00 AM after the children have gone off to school
- Do some video-assisted exercise/calisthenics/belly-dancing and bath time by 10:30 AM
- Read e-mail, surf the net, apply for jobs on-line and blog and bloghop at 11:30 AM
- Cook early dinner by 3:00 PM just in time for hubby's and kids' arrival
- Dinner fellowship with family at 5:00 PM
- Walkathon with husband at 7:00 PM
- Bonding with the children at 9:00 PM
- Read favorite books at 9:30 PM
- Sleep time and bed matters (censored) by 10:30 PM
Pretty boring and unchallenging?
Quite the contrary. Never in my life had I been so happy and contented. Finally, I had all the time in the world to do the things that truly matter - take care of my family, write and read and reconnect with my old self. Why, this is a dream come true!
I don't get paid for what I do. I don't receive bonuses and rewards for my accomplishment. I don't have people to do errands for me. I don't have the prestige of the executive job I once held.
But nothing could be sweeter and more precious than the eager smiles of my children and husband when they come home and find me waiting for them. Nothing could be more rewarding than the realization that my sense of womanhood is complete.
Just when I thought I have come full circle, reality hits me in the face. Tomorrow, I am starting with my new job. Ahhhh... I am back to the corporate world where I only half-belong.