On Taking A Break

It’s that time of the year again…where Jakarta’s roads would breathe a little easier as millions of Jakartans went on their yearly exodus to their hometown to celebrate the end of Ramadhan.

Time where we pay our holiday bonuses to almost all the people that works for us.

Time when nearly all domestic helpers/nannies went home to their villages leaving their employers to defend for themselves, myself included.

Lil’ A’s nanny went home yesterday and won’t be back until September 10. Of course I’m a little antsy because of all the stories I’ve heard of domestic helpers/nannies who never return to their employer because they decided to try their luck somewhere else. She said she’ll return and I try to believe her especially since because I know my family and I has treated her well like one of our own.

He loves his nanny and sometimes I do get jealous to see how he would go for her instead of his tired Mommy.

Thankfully, I would start my 30 days break from work tomorrow. Yes, you read that right. It’s not an annual leave or some sorts…its part of the policy at my office before I can become a permanent. The office has actually been pretty lenient about this whole process and the big boss let me picked when I want to take the break.

What’s better than taking it while the nanny went home? Let’s not discuss about the policy too much but I’m happy to be a permanent employee soon after working there for 10 months.

In the long run, career wisely; I would have a more secure position at the company. So I welcome this break wholeheartedly. Plus, it will give me times to catch up on the blogsphere. Of course I would miss my friends and the satisfactory feelings of working but I’m embracing these 30 days as a way to rest my mind, my brain and most importantly to be a full time Mommy again. In a way, it’s such a blessing to be able to stay home, making up for lost times with my boy.

Lil’ A is out of school starting today and won’t be back until September 11 so we will definitely have much more times to spend together.

Maybe I’ll even start on the facelift project for my blog. Been wanting to get a new design but we will see how that goes.

When I told him last night that Mommy will stay home and doesn’t have to go to work for a month, the boy threw his arms around my neck and said “I love you, Mommy” while giving me a kiss.

My heart melts…

Have a nice and peaceful Eid ul-Fitr!

Author: Maureen

Maureen is a Community Builder and Leader. Founder of founder of Single Moms Indonesia Writing, photography, traveling and all creative things are some of her favorite things to do. On a quest of finding joy in everyday life and living life to the fullest with kindness, compassion, grace and a bit of sass.

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