16 Nov The new identity – Mother of Two
It’s so surreal to say that: “I am now a mother of two, two wonderful boys”. I’m truly grateful for what life has given me, to discover more about who I am now that I am a mother..
Being a mother is the hardest job I have ever done in my life. Kids make all challenges seem so small in comparison, especially when you raise your children far away from your family, in a city that is so great in so many ways when you are young, but becomes quite tough once your family grows I find.
I guess one of the most difficult things for me has been the lifestyle change. You would stop worrying so much about your own social scenes, and, instead, about managing your children’s eat, sleep, learn & play schedule. Even drop-off / pick up is challenging if you work full time, you feel the guilt when you have to leave office at 5 for the one-hour commute to pick up your kids on time (most schools finishes at 3:30pm so unless you have a stay-a-home parent, it wouldn’t work without a nanny).
Sometimes I find it tough given my husband’s demanding long working hours but, more than anything ,it is hard because I have to give up my previous lifestyle of being able to do all the activities I wanted to do like dancing, organising shows and performances, hanging out with friends, or simply wandering the streets of London.
But hey, life has different phases and when kids are young, it’s the toughest. You’d complain about the sick nights, the cost of childcare, the never ending laundry and all that jazz. But I know deep down in my heart that how fortunate we are to have these 2 beautiful children of our own. Some days, when I try to make it through the madness, I constantly remind myself to breathe, to count my blessings, to realise that I may only have 20 years (or even less – I left home when I was 16) with them… and when all those crazy days of music classes, swimming classes, Chinese Classes, footballs sessions come to an end, Viet and I would be left with a void and wish for those hectic moments to come back and stay…
I hope getting back to blogging means that I can set aside some “ME” time to sit & reflect amid the chaos of my daily battle with our two little “monsters”.
Please support me along this journey!
– O U T F I T –
Blazer | Balmain Jacket
Jeans | TopShop Jamie Jeans
Shoes | Christian Louboutin Pigalle
Camisole | Halston Heritage black camisole
– D I N O –
Blazer | Diesel Blazer
Shirt | Antony Morato
Jeans | River Island
Sneakers | Adidas
– T I G O –
Bodysuit | van Pauline
Shoes | van Pauline