Our Alter Egos – Motherhood for the first time

May 2005
I used to have this dynamic career in the corporate world that brought me so much satisfaction. I would overcome challenge after challenge, day after day, nothing was impossible. And I thrived on this excitement for every time I achieved what had not been done before, I gave myself a pat on my own back. I attracted attention as I worked to impress and impress I did! How different life was back then….
I am now mother to a gorgeous little baby girl, living in the heart of Kuala Lumpur. For the last almost 2 years of my life, since I got pregnant, I suddenly realised that my biggest challenge was yet to hit. Always the person who managed it all, pregnancy and motherhood totally threw me out of my comfort zone into the zone of complete insecurity.

>>Fast Forward >>

After graduating from the express course of hands-on parenting, I can safely say now that I feel comfortable being a mom. I can drive to the shops alone with my little one. I can stay home and care for us both alone without a hired maid and still be able to welcome Daddy home with a genuine smile. I can do so much on so little sleep, something I never thought possible.

Motherhood really surprises you.

However, I yearn for the corporate buzz and attention again. Yet as a woman in Asia, I have to choose if I wanted A, B or C. This decision has been sending me into dizzy twirls bimonthly and until today I am still undecided as to A, B or C. What has motherhood done to me ? Before, decision making was easy. Give me the facts. Analyse the situation. Calculate the risks. Decide.

But now……???

After spending a whole 2 years of not working in a corporate office, I do sometimes feel like I have dead brain cells lurking in my head. I talk baby talk, I make funny faces, I watch the most boring of TV. This, what I feel as a downward spiral of my intellectual capacity, has caused me to start looking for a job again. A real one. A respectable one.

But guess what ? I went for a few interviews, got offered some really great paying jobs (that would be at least a 5 figure salary), yet couldn’t bring myself to take any of them on.

My baby stopped me. Yes, she is that powerful.

I now wonder if deep down I actually knew what I’ve really wanted all along, and in effect, A, B or C was really just a simple decision. It was my alter ego playing tricks on my weaknesses.

Yes, we all have weaknesses.

Even you.

Who is Mamapumpkin?
Mamapumpkin spent 7 years in London committing crimes to gain her Bartlett BSc in Architecture. She spent 7 years as a Stay At Home Mom raising her children as documented in this Mamapumpkin blog since over 10 years ago and thereafter returned to the Corporate World stronger than ever. Her last job as Country Director of a British Railway Signalling organisation saw her getting ill with an aortal and mitral heart valve regurgitation and early stage cancer. Through her journey from working to not working to working again, she sets out to prove to all women that they can do anything and everything that they set out to do; as long as they have that fire of desire burning within and the drive to work hard. Even better with oodles of love, passion and integrity.

Despite being ill, she has grown a network marketing business from very little knowledge and experience in the otherwise infamously known MLM (Multi-Level Marketing) industry, racing from an income of ZERO to RM 100,000 monthly in merely 2 years. She is a firm believer of the MLM business model but realises the pitfalls too and understands how and why the majority of people would shy away (or zoom far away) from any MLM business.

She is now pondering the title of her new book, From Zero to 100,000 RM monthly in 2 years and has a sequel in the pipeline with the aim of helping real professionals succeed in the World of MLM. Always the giver, Mamapumpkin has supported orphans for over 30 years and has now extended her care to the sick, single mothers, and even struggling families. She believes that with the MLM business model, we can all have a life of our own desires to enable real contribution into the world.

A beautiful life without limits.

Mamapumpkin currently manages the Homeschooling Hub Malaysia on Facebook. She also runs Working Women Malaysia (not THAT kind of Working Women!), Mamapumpkin - Creating A Life of Abundance, and Funky Moms on Facebook to offer REAL support to all women who want career and life success. She is a living testimony that women really can have a lot. Being financially free has enabled her to travel the world anytime anywhere doing anything, and she spends most of her day to day with her children, reading and supporting other women.

For enquiries, please contact her at mamapumpkin at gmail dot com or WhatsApp her at +6012-2333840
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