After much contemplation/negotiation/discussions, I finally signed 2 agreements last week that will have a pretty huge impact on my life....
a) Agreement 1 - new job
b) Agreement 2 - new maid
One makes me an employee while the other makes me an employer! Both are carefully made decisions, but to a certain extent there is a leap of faith for both.
New job -
-Will I like it?
-Will it be difficult to adjust to working life after an almost 9 month career break? (well, more like 6 mths career break and 2 mths+ maternity leave)
-Can I adapt to the work culture?
-Being a regional role involving 10 Asian countries + Malaysia, there's some travel involved - can I adapt ?
-Smaller company compared to the two major MNCs I've worked before - can I adapt?
-Expectations will be high since they are keeping the position vacant > 5 months to wait for me. (I start in mid Sept)
-On the plus side, my instincts tell me it's good and the direct boss is really down to earth but but but..... still so many questions in my head !!!
New Cambodian maid -
- What if I get one of those "cuckoo" maids?? Have heard sooo many horror stories!
- I hate the thought of having a stranger in my house. Can I adapt?
- Worth the $$$ ?? With the clampdown on Indon maids, agency fees for maids from all countries have gone sky high. Grrrrr!!
- On the plus side, the maid will mostly be at my parent's place on weekdays and since both my sis and bro's Cambo maids (both are excellent!) will be there too, hopefully the two existing maids will be able to instill good working habits on mine.
Two huge changes there, and not forgetting the other huge upcoming change - new baby !! In a way, the next 7 weeks or so will be like the "calm before the storm" and then it's gonna be - **BANG** - new baby, new maid then new job.
So, I am trying to ENJOY the next few weeks of my break as much as I can. (yeah, while tending to the the needs of a whiny 3 year old with my huggge belly. No fun when I have to go down on all fours to clean up remains of her lunch etc..)
And sometimes, I choose to turn a blind eye when it comes to parenting these days. Let's see, like now - it's almost 11am, Elyssa is still in her pyjamas as she still haven't taken her morning shower AND she's watching her favourite DVD in this position -
but What The Heck..... I'm just gonna enjoy whatever moments of peace and quiet I can have before the trio of new baby, new maid and new job comes!!!! ;)