Finally, soon, I'll Be a WAHM (Working at Home Mom)

By Nadiah Alwi - Write at Home Mom On Friday, September 14, 2007 At 12:09 PM |

This idea of being a WAHM has come to me since last year after reading some American women's blog (it could be your blog). I kept imagining how it would be like to be able to work from home.

Being a WAHM interests me very much for 2 main reasons: one, it can make me be closer to my daughter, Hana; two, well, to be honest, there are times when I become a very very lazy person who whishes to just stay at home and blog all day (yeah, rite!).

I am a very bad decision maker. I hate to make any more decisions. I'm the kind of person who just lets my life go with the flow. If, let's say, I'm water and there are two streams ahead, I won't have to choose one, instead, I'll be simply flowing to wherever my body goes.

So, no, I didn't choose to be a WAHM. The situation led me the way. After struggling for almost a year, the company I've been working for decided to end the office rent by the end of this month. Yet, there are still some projects. So, it's not closing down, yet I was simply asked to get the projects done at home.

That's a good news! For me, it is.

So, now, I'm a bit both excited and nervous. I can't wait 'til the day where I can work from home comes yet I'm afraid to have it come so quickly I don't know how to deal with it.

In addition to the excitement of working from home, I got a new translation project. Now, it's a middle east literature that I will have to work on until mid November. It's something new. Previously, I did an absurd novel, a suspense novel, romance, and children books (up until now 5,5--0,5 of the novel I'm translating is not done yet). But never a mid east novel.

Now, about my worries. I'm the kind of person who prefers stability over anything. I don't like changes. I don't like uncertainty. I'd like to have everything well managed. It seems like, being a WAHM, I have to learn to love changes, to deal better with uncertainty, to be more flexible with my plan and management of life. So much to learn.

But, well, I think I'll be starting this new phase of life with curiosity, excitement and a bit of nervousness. I hope I'll be able to make it. I just need to be positive about this 'decision' made by circumstances.

Yet, would you please wish me luck and pray for me so that things will be just fine? And, this will be my live-happily-ever-after...

Thank you in advance.

*the above picture is more like my idea of a working space at's a dream that will hopefully come true, one day, amin*

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Anonymous Expat Mom Says:

Hey, I just came here via WW (thanks for commenting on my blog!) and noticed this post. I just wanted to say, Congrats! I´m a work at home mom and have been for nearly a year now. It´s hard, but very rewarding. :D Expect to be distracted A LOT by your little one.

I actually have a blog for wahms that offers tips and advice on balancing home and work. If you´re interested, the URL is

Blogger Babeth Says:

My mother has always worked at home and found it most enjoyable to be able to do what she wanted when she wanted it. To be able to be there when her husband came home, to be able to have the house nice and clean at her leisure. And to be able to work at the hours she found best. Something I would like to do myself. I wish you every success in your new endeavour and I hope you'll come to love it.

Blogger Blue Momma Says:

Congratulations on being able to work from home. I wish I had been able to do it. If I had, I'd still be working and our budget would be much more tolerable!

I've been home for over a year now, but I do miss the challenge of working. I hope all goes well for you!

Blogger Nadiah Alwi Says:

Hi All,

Thanks so much for your support :D


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