Monday, June 27, 2011


"Today is the first day of the rest of your life."

So someone once said, and so it is a reality for Yours Truly.

When I started this blog some time back, I posed the question "Is Having it All Still Possible?" I was speaking from a frazzled reality that was my life, working full-time outside the home and parenting young children. 

Something had to give.

And as much as I would like to continue to think of myself as Superwoman, the reality doesn't live up to the fantasy (it rarely does), and the reality was that the work-life balance was very unbalanced in my life.

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I continue to be frazzled (any parent of twin toddler boys alone will tell you that this is part and parcel of the experience) and I continue to try my best to attain some semblance of competence at minimum, with respect to my parenting abilities. I continue to drink coffee and wine in equal proportions. I've just taken the full-time day job out of the equation.

I'm not popping the champagne corks just yet as, the reality is, my family is not independently wealthy, so I will continue working. The only difference is that now, it will be on a freelance basis, giving me the opportunity to spend more time with my kids and better plan my day-to-day activities.

My work plan includes continuing my freelance writing, as well as my work in public relations and communications. Of course I will continue this blog (which is my other baby).

Am I scared? Yes.

Do I know what the future will hold? No.

Am I excited? Yes.

Bring it on.


Anonymous said...[Reply]

Just came by to see your website. I am now following you on twitter and loved your most recent tweet: Change before you have to -jack welch
Love it and will keep my eye on ya! :)

twitter: @thevanillamomma

Samantha said...[Reply]

@Anonymous Thanks so much! So glad that you enjoy my blog and look forward to connecting through upcoming posts.
Cheers :)

Anne said...[Reply]

I don't know what changes will I encounter if I will also be a mother just like you. But for sure, I will also do my best for my children and just like you work even harder just for them. I like this blog it made me realize about life. :)

Samantha said...[Reply]

Hi Anne,
I'm so glad that you like my blog. Thanks for reading my posts and I'm glad that they provide you some food for thought. Looking forward to connecting moving forward on future posts!


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