Summer was so much fun that I actually forgot to celebrate my WAHM-aversary last May. Yes, I am proud to say that I’ve survived and actually thrived during my first year as a work at home mom. I’ve managed to achieve my first year goal to match or exceed my monthly earnings as a regular employee. I’m really quite proud of myself right now. Achievement unlocked! *Happy dance*
Of course, I know that it doesn’t end there. True enough, just as I’ve become attuned to my daily life as a mommy who can make money from home, I find myself faced with a brand new challenge. I now have the daily 5am baon (lunchbox) and breakfast preps to face. Over the next nine months and beyond, I’m gonna have to play the role of the pre-dawn iron chef of our household.
Our new schedule requires me to magically turn myself into a morning person, and I think that’s the most challenging part of all this. I also need to develop my skills in menu and grocery planning. It’s a good thing I enjoy cooking, and so I don’t really mind being in the kitchen so early in the day.
On the upside, being up and about at such an early hour seems to do wonders in boosting my productivity, judging from the last three days. That’s always a good thing. I am now also able to stop working earlier than I used to since I start three hours earlier than before. The best part is that I have a long window of time in the middle of the day to work and run errands while people are at the office and in school. The house is extra quiet during that time, so it’s perfect for my work at home setup. The only downside is that I usually feel like the walking dead after 7pm (which is right about now). At least I’m finally able to sleep early.
Since this is all new to me and I want to prove to myself that I can do it, I’ve decided to document all of my early morning efforts. I thought of a few prospective blog posts, and later on decided to go all out and create not one, but two blog series around them. One will be all about my tried and tested weekly baon plans. I’ll be sharing what worked, what didn’t, and a few nifty tricks I learn along the way. To this I will add recipes from those days when my kiddo is particularly happy with his packed meal. The other will be a collection of recipes of my favorite 5am breakfasts.
This actually gives me more stuff to blog about, which is great. What do you guys think about this idea?
So, this post really has no purpose other than to sort of celebrate my anniversary as a WAHM and to document some of my plans for the blog and myself before I forget about them in my zombiness. On that note, I think it might time to get some sleep.