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I finally stopped thinking…

Thinking is my thing.  

Sometimes more than what is necessary.  Yes, I think I am guilty.  

If there is a PhD (Doctor of Philosophy) degree on that, I think I would ace it with flying colors.  😉

So, I’ve been thinking…..

It’s been over a year since I voluntarily left a quite decent job which had been my professional refuge for almost 10 years.  

I kept myself occupied with endless household chores, lots of cooking and baking experiments, home projects, and of course some K-drama (Korean drama) binge-watching on the side for some entertainment.

For some time, I managed to ignore the murmurs in my head resounding to take that difficult decision to the next stage.

However, my instinct tells me I needed to do something different… more meaningful and profound.

Whatever that may be…

I am a calculated risk-taker.

I honestly didn’t plan to be idle career-wise for more than half a year, let alone for over a year now!
I just took the opportunity to refresh, to make up for the lost times with the family, and get to know what I still wanted to achieve as a human being.

I was pleased as I thought I was on track with my plans until COVID-19 happened.

Who would have thought this pandemic picture will ever happen in reality, immobilizing even the most powerful countries? A familiar scenario I only imagined in “Mission Impossible” movies.

A key reminder to myself and I guess to us all that even how strong we are or careful we set our plans from A to Z, there are just things in this life that will take us by surprise.

I am a believer in faith.

I also acknowledge things happen for a reason or an experience or as a lesson that can only be defined depending on how we perceive it.

To me, it could be all of the above…

The job that got away months ago at the hype of the pandemic may not be the right opportunity for me at that time.

The quality time I have now for my family (which I didn’t have much chance for the past 10 years) is an incomparable opportunity and will be a treasured memory in our family books eternally.

The unparalleled times which COVID-19 presented to us made me realize that NOW could be the moment to challenge myself more – to try something new and to push myself further.

With this opportunity, I want to learn and connect with people who share the same love and values in the same things as I do as a mum, as a wife, and as a key homemaker.

I am inspired.

I always strive to be inspired by people’s wins and losses in the hope to inspire others (in little ways I can) who may have the same circumstances, lifestyles, pastimes, and passions as I do.

I am a person who just finds journaling therapeutic. 

I am not the best writer out there but I aim to be better to bring forth a message to effectively serve others.

I am like you.

I am a mother who had her fair share of chaos from old habits and previously complicated work-life arrangements and found her ways and still searching for ways to have a simpler and inspiring life at home.

I was a full time working mum for almost 10 years with hubby and me on shifting schedule.  We played tag and just said our quick hi-hellos to each other on weekdays to satisfy our dreams and meet our growing family’s needs. I have been there and have done that so I can certainly echo the yelps of wonderworking mums and homemakers out there.

I know it’s not an easy-peasy job to keep the home fires burning and keep our sanity at the same time!

I am scared but truly excited.

I decided to blog to have some sort of outlet and to share my thoughts, our learnings, and our journey with you hoping that they will hold value to you too and suit it to what works for you and your family. 

It is scary but I am excited to learn along the way and to get to know you and learn from your experiences too.

At this moment, I haven’t had it all figured out yet. But I will get there in God’s perfect time. 

Finally, I am here…

because I stopped thinking and started doing the things that keep me going

I am now allowing myself to explore this unfamiliar journey with you. 

How about you? 

What’s your story in conquering your thoughts and believing in your guts?

I would love to hear them in the comment section below.

Ann of Hometiculous

I am a busy mummy to 2 and a wifey to one. I am very careful when it comes to the needs of my family and home. I am particularly lazy to look for things and thoroughly crazy to do everything that’s why I am thankful for organizing. I am a certified meticulous when it comes to anything that involves effort, time, and money at home and beyond our home. In my spare time (if I am lucky), I engrossed myself reading, experimenting in the kitchen, exploring my tiny little garden, learning and saving from DIYs.

6 thoughts on “I finally stopped thinking…”

  1. Continue learning…
    Alas! There is someone who finds that pandemic is an opportunity rather than a set back in life. I have something in common with you. I take this Covid19 a situation that can enhance the other side of my nature. I begin with continuing to discover my relatives. I spend the time during lockdown to fruition. Searching the ancestry of my grandparents is not an easy task. But I’m very pleased with my progress. My grandmother siblings, all deceased but I now able to know them, one by one. They were nine in the family. I now able to link the dots. I have managed to engage conversations with my 1st cousins and 2nd cousins. Amazing. I did this with a purpose, to pass on to my children to know their parents relatives back home.
    Well that’s all for now…thank you for reading. Stay safe and healthy.

    1. Ann of Hometiculous

      Truly amazing. I enjoy reading your story Tito. It’s very inspiring. That speaks volume about your personality and the things you value most. And I can sense family and relationships. I am pleased that your covid19 period has become productive too. I salute you because I can say for a fact it’s not that easy. I hope you remain your good communication and contact with your newly reinstated kins and I hope your children will appreciate it too. Stay safe and healthy too. – lots of love – ANN

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