August 27, 2008

[this and that + the big change]

I often wonder how life runs it's course. It is very strange how we find ourselves at a particular moment in time, i often wonder how it would have been different if we had just made a different choice at various stages of our lives.
Although it's an exciting time for us right now, as with all changes, it is also a time of disquietness, it's a time of stress, it's a time of unsettlement. We've premeditated about this change for such a long while, that now that it is Actually happening, it seems like the huge load of expectations and the drive to succeed has come up to the fore. From the moment we met in school, all the way through our various career paths, we have always had this dream of creating our own practice. Finally, we've decided to just take the plunge and do it. As with having a child, there is no such thing as a good time... It has been something that we have deliberated about for many many years, whether we are ready, whether it will be unfair for the kids not to have the financial security of our corporate careers, whether we are prepared to be always working, chasing our dreams. But, we are happy that we have done so, it has been (and still is) a lot of sleepless nights, a lot of worrying and speculating, a lot of sacrificing. On the flip side, there is an immense sense of fulfilment, of finally doing the right thing, of pursuing that holy grail of being the creator of our own works. Wish us luck!

On the kiddies front, it's amazing how things change so quickly, K's more and more mobile now, although her gamine smiles are still as readily available and so forthcoming. We're very thankful for the girls, for being able to come home to their really wonderful company. Even though sometimes all we want to do is to crawl into bed and sleep for a full 10 hours! I do hope that even with all these changes on our work lives, we'll be able to maintain our commitment to them as parents.

A little funny one to share:
G in the car one day -
Mummy, teacher says that God is in our Heart.
Yup, that's right, i said
Ya! But teacher also says that our Heart is where the blood comes from! ....
So, does God drink up all the blood? Is he drowning in the blood?

heehee. how to deal with this one!


Marr said...

That's really awesome to put your passion into practice and spin of what both of you has great talents of. Congrats! :D It's good news and it's not easy, definitely. But coming so far, your perseverance and preparations on the business will bring both of you to greater heights. At least the experience you've gained from the corporate careers will benefit you much in this new stage of your lives.

G's so adorable with the dialogue. K has really grown so much. Time flies and our little darlings are growing so fast. Importantly, you have to work on a work-life balance and not miss too much of the stages they are going through. I believe you will do it very well on the business and family front.

Amelia said...

Wonderful news! Congrats guys!!