Today, whilst I brought T2 to the hospital (because the sick child has not eaten more than 3 teaspoons of porridge and 3 teaspoons of pasta in all of 5 days nor drank very much at all AND she still is running a high fever after Day 5), I was thinking of my Japanese friend, fellow Mom, a beautiful person. Yeah…..I miss her. I haven’t seen her for more than SIX MONTHS!!! And I know this because I still have her birthday present and she still has T1’s birthday present from last year that I’ve been meaning to collect. Gah. I’m terrible at staying in touch. I’ve just been so busy and everything is so overwhelming without a maid. Even my Nanny said I’m sick because I work too hard. People fail to realise that I have a full time job – no, not the blog. A REAL full time job, one with responsibilities and deadlines and quotas and KPI’s and a REAL salary. Try doing it without a maid?
I’m going to force myself to slow down. I am. We cannot have me being sick at all as I hold the fort in this household. Men? What do they know?
Coming back to my Japanese friend, she owes me a Japanese Curry Recipe and now I’m trying to get her cake recipes from her too. She’s a real friend who will share unlike some. Yes, believe it or not, some women refuse to share their recipes because they need it for their future business ventures or even just to spite you. Sad. For me, if I had a great recipe, I’d be happy to share! And if it was for business, all the more challenging! The challenge in business is to innovate. Who wants to be in a business where you sit on your ass easy? It’d be *yawn* boring………And women who refuse to share out of spite? Well….what can I say? *scratches right bum*
Friends……I’m collecting them. New hobby. I know exactly what I like and exactly what to stay away from. Some people have this evil streak within them and it is SO SCARY!!! *runs far, far away!!!*
And then some are sooooooooooooo sincere that you just cannot help not loving them with so much more back. They just have this whole aura of positive energy surrounding them.
Life is too short. Why complicate things? Live with your cup half full, stop complaining and life will start being rosy. And you know what? The last thing you want to do is to pretend, because babe, you’re only fooling yourself. Be true to yourself because all the pretenses will only last so long. People always get found out. You can only pretend so long. And if you belong to the evil category, then have a look at yourself and ask yourself why you are what you are. Can you change? Do you want to change? Would you prefer living a life filled with love and friendship or a life full of worry and suspicion? I know which bucket I’m in.
*missing my Japanese friend***************************************************************************
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