So I’m currently on a self-impossed maternity leave as I await the arrival of our son. This is possibly the only time in my 14 years in the workforce (I started working professionally at 18 while getting my degree in Ateneo) that I’ve taken an actual break so this is all new to me. Just viewing my calendar and seeing an absolutely clean page sort of feels so unreal. I’m so used to hopping from meeting after meeting, event after event, shoot after shoot—now I get to just sleep and eat?!? Wow! As I type this I am currently eating some freshly cooked banana-Q and thinking “THIS.IS.THE.LIFE”. Woohoooo! But I know this happy break is only temporary and in a few days or weeks, I will pop and my life will change forever!!!! I’ve been working HARD all my life, but I know that motherhood will be twice, maybe thrice as hard—the true test of my mettle, unlike any other challenge I’ve ever faced in my life. Parents are TRUE CHAMPIONS and I don’t think one can ever fully prepare for this chapter. I know it’ll be a struggle especially in the beginning, but at the same time this feels more like a DREAM COME TRUE for both me and Pat so we’re in it to wing it—ayyy, I mean WIN it! Hahahaha!!! 🙂 🙂 Whether you’re a stay at home mom, work at home mom, working mom, etc—all YOU moms are HEROES!!!! I don’t know if I’ll ever be worthy enough to call you my peers—This newbie feels petrified!!! Kaya ko ba?!?!
I don’t know how my work-family life set up will look in the weeks to come, I don’t want to make assumptions as early as now without actually experiencing the change first. I guess I’ll see what works when I actually get there. But one thing’s for sure, I want to be proactive and productive as a mom and as a career woman. I stumbled across this image and the supporting article HERE, and I was so inspired to actually organize my little nook in our new home. Since I want to be close to my son at all times, I figured the most sensible set up (for now at least) would be for me to have my home office in the nursery. I’ll probably move out when he becomes a toddler and needs more space, but I guess this will work for now as I try to work from home and also become a hands-on mother in training. Here are some other pegs for chic home offices from THE EVERY GIRL that I’ve come across, I can’t wait to set up my little station!