Jaelyn is taking her nap & I’ve decided to steal some time off to do a quick blog entry…
Time really shows no mercy, in a blink of an eye, we are now approaching the end of 2010 in just a month time.
Looking back, 2010 has really been an adventurous year, almost too overwhelming for me.
My life took a great turning point in April 2010. I left a comfortable job to pursue for something more. It changes every course of my journey. I took two months to finally get a new job. Not exactly what I wanted (I wanted to work in the town area but ended up in an industrial area) but it was an experience of a lifetime. I’m got the position of an Accountant in a local listed company. On my first week of work, to my horror of horror, the turnover in this company was worst than audit firm. Then I realised this company pays miserable variable bonus, which I finally understood why the HR refused to comment on this when I asked. Besides that, the processes in this company was shockingly backward. I was so traumatized by the fact that I have to manually sign off hundreds of journals and the proposal to make a self inking stamp was rejected because it costs slightly more than $20. OMG!
I really would have left to find a better job if not for the second major change that took place in my life. For the past 1 year, we have been trying for no.2 but no avail. We kind of aborted the idea when I quitted my job in April. We didn’t give much thought to it and really, without any effort at all. Then to our great surprise, we hit the jackpot with one strike.
Following this was the suffering of morning sickness… It was tough! Tougher this round when I still have to take care of my active two year old!
So, I hang on to my job, counting down to my delivery every single day.
After I passed the first trimester, we decided it’s time for Jaelyn to start school, which was postponed from June to September due to me switching job.
It wasn’t easy getting her to adapt to school. I remembered on the third day of school, I literately cry my way home because I felt so heart pain to see her crying when I left. I couldn’t stay long with her in the school because I was feeling nauseous all the time. It was really a struggle for her and for us. Initially we allowed her to stay over at my mum’s place every weekend. But it turned out that she will cry and wail and refused to come home because she doesn’t want to go school. ARgh… Sorry mum, but I have to stop her from staying over if I really want her to adapt to school fast.
It took us slightly more than 2 weeks for Jaelyn to adapt to school, though she will still cry in the morning when I drop her off every morning. We were glad to send her to school. Her English improved and she can express herself so much more these days. Almost find her too talkative at times.
My hubby went through a rough patch too. Supposed to start a new higher paying job in October, just to find out one week before the start date that the whole plan did not progress as it should be. Nevertheless, we are glad that he still holds a job though there was no increment and his workplace has moved further from Punggol.
So now, we battle everyday to come home early. Hubby got to reach home by 6pm to fetch my girl and I tried to reach home before 7pm to have dinner together.
It was tiring….
With the anticipation of another new family member means more things to think about and more finances needed.
Seriously do not know how to handle when no.2 comes along, the sending and fetching of kids, blah blah blah..
It is really a year full of transitions for us. Above all, I just really want to be thankful to God for giving me strength to last each day, to face the many challenges along the way. And I really miss my church friends.