I love green Once upon a time, she designed buildings and interiors of corporate offices and on the rare occasion, homes. Now, she cleans poop and is student of a patience management course. From the drawing board as a London Architect to the realities of Motherhood, she has certainly learned many lessons in humility. And then others.....

To succeed in the corporate world, first succeed with your kid as the happy boss. Seriously.

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This blog is about Mamapumpkin: A crazy, kick-ass Mom who works full time juggling several jobs - the full-time paid job, the raising of her 2 kids (she gets paid in kind for this) and the volunteering job for various charity organisations and parenting websites. Needless to say, she gets very little sleep (3-5 hours per day, Margaret Thatcher who used to sleep 4 hours per day during her conservative career inspires this crazy lifestyle).

Mamapumpkin intends to change the working Mom landscape in Malaysia where working women can bring their children to the corporate office of a client and not be frowned upon.

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She writes anything that comes out of her head, mostly without thinking first (since she already has to think at work!), which almost ALWAYS gets her into trouble (according to her husband, whom she considers the love of her life on a good day).

Her 2 pet monkeys drive her towards challenge after challenge, 24/ after day.....and interestingly, her parents are Muslim, her in-laws Buddhist, she's Catholic and her Hubs, an Atheist. She's thinking her kids should be Hindu, just to complete the rainbow religion cycle.

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De-Cluttering my Life

So it’s almost coming to the end of 2013 where I seriously want to de-clutter and take back my own space which means no more helping people, no more charity, no more listening, no more functions, no more favours, no more lunches,┬áno more parties, no more anything. In 2014, I will only have time for my family. Selfish but true. It is for my own survival and I hope the world will understand. I feel a big weight lifted off my shoulders.

2014 is the year for my family, the one whom I have forsaken the last few years for. A few years ago, I had a relative who was in dire straits and I spent countless hours being with her (for a whole 2 months!) due to depression. My husband would get angry because he felt I should be sleeping instead of being with her till 5am in the morning just to make sure she did not kill herself, just to make sure she was secure in my presence, just to have somebody around when you’re really feeling like nothing in this world matters no more. I get so many of these sort coming to me and sucking the blood out of me that I can really no longer breathe, and this has been going on for years!!! Believe me when I tell you that I no longer have an ounce of energy to listen to anyone else’s problems anymore nor have the energy to offer solutions either. I am well and truly exhausted. It’s like being a free psychiatrist, something I think I am quite good at (minus the prescriptive drugs) but I no longer want it.


Don’t be afraid to still come to me though but be ready that I may turn you away. I have been solving my own problems since I left home so surely everyone has the ability to do it if they only tried. I’ve been in depression before. I know what it’s like but if you don’t give yourself a kick up your own arse and keep wallowing in self pity, continuing to be a victim, hey, you’re not going to move forward.

Thus 2014, I dedicate it solely to my family, an overdue gesture. My kids and my husband will have me back. Mama will not be out somewhere trying to save the world. There. I’ve announced it to you like it’s a pledge. There’s no going back now. I will NOT be helping you if you need help. There is a big world out there. Go find someone else to help you.

I’m going to focus on my home so I can finally de-clutter the home. Get rid of all those toys. Clean out the unimportant furniture. Get rid of unwanted kitchen utensils. You get the drift. I want more time to play with the kids, read, travel. It’s going to be ALL ABOUT US, 2014.

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2 comments to De-Cluttering my Life

  • Lyn

    And may I suggest? Feel free to slap me if you disagree….. Connect to our Creator… HE did wonders to me… Make time for HIM, and HE made so many things wonderful for me and my family.. U go 2014…

  • Mei

    Charity starts at HOME… Nothing selfish about that if you want to concentrate on them, Mamapumpkin… Rest well, recover & rejuvenate yourself for 2014. All the best!

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