Do I regret retiring from the corporate world early?
Before my brother went abroad to be an OFW, we had some bonding time together. We talked about a lot of things and this word came out from him “ate, bat ayaw mo na mag work? sayang naman pinag aralan mo… nagtapos ka pa!”
Knowing my brother, I know that it was an innocent question and that he was just concerned of our situation for not having IT ALL. I mean yes we do have houses and we are financially okay but I think he wish that it would be better if Noel and I are both working full time.
He knows I want the best for my son and I guess he thought that having a thick wallet is the answer to that.
Well Guess what, I am happy with my life right now. Yes we don’t have a brand new car nor a big house but every time I look at my son and remember all the things we have accomplished I think being a stay at home mom is all worth it.
Ang hindi alam ng mga tao, mas gagastos ako ng malaki kung magta-trabaho ako. If I will go back to work, I need to look for a reliable yaya, a shadow teacher, a home based therapist, a school service, a tutor and a lot more. Not to mention the clothes, transportation, meals and other expenses of the corporate world.
To give you an idea, this is the computation:
Yaya P3,500 (minimum rate)
Shadow Teacher 25,000 for P250/hour rate
Home Based Therapist P8,000 for 1,000/session twice a week
School Service P2,500
That’s a total of P43,000 per month. So, dapat kumita kaming mag-asawa ng P100,000 per month para may pang gastos pa kami sa bahay. Kung regular empleyado ka lang, kikita ka ba nyan? sa P20,000 per month na sweldo mo, abunado ka pa.
Because I am a hands on mom, I got to know Ren’s strength and weaknesses nasubaybayan ko ang paglaki nya. Because I’m the one who bring him to the therapy center, I learned how to teach him properly which is based on the suggestions of his therapists (Occupational, Speech and ABA). I learned to incorporate what he learned at the center to the house. Kasi kahit anong therapy ng bata kung hindi inaapply sa bahay wala din mangyayari kasi mas madaming time ang bata sa bahay kesa sa center.
I don’t mind being my son’s yaya and spending our hard earned money for him because it’s all worth it. I’m glad that because of early intervention, Ren can now stand on his own with minimal supervision. He can do what typical kids can do also. With continuous intervention I know he’ll be able to do whatever he wants in the future. Our support group are here making sure that he will have a strong foundation to face the big world.
So, do I regret retiring from the corporate world early? I guess you already know my answer to that. 🙂