I retired when I became a Stay-At-Home-Mom even before T1 was born. That was back in 1997. I was how old? My late 20s I reckon? But the only reason I could retire then was because I had the Hubs to fend for us. After 10 years of staying at home and giving my all to T1, my bum was itching to get back into the work force. But instead, I got an offer I could not refuse. So I got up to start working again. 3 years later I was forced to retire again because I was too sick to work! Yet look at me now. I can now well and truly say that I not only have my health back but can retire independently, but better than that, so can the Hubs! My passive income is now more than double his income so yeah, we can definitely retire.
The thing is, the kids do not want him to retire!!! He has not hit the big 50 yet and they feel that if he retires and stayed home, that he would grow into an old, grumpy uncle and read the newspapers all day just like Kong-Kong! LOL! They feel that by staying home, he will be a waste of space and get on their nerves most likely by nagging them to do their homework and such. Me on the other hand, want him to retire from work so he can start his ‘other’ work and take over the family duties so I can do my best work! I LOVE my work but I cannot work right now because I am still being the chauffeur mom and all it’s extended duties. So frustrating.
What shall we do then? Go for holiday!!!
And buy a house. We are viewing a house tomorrow and then it would be a decision of house near school or city living. This will be good for me because it gives me something to focus on and not keep giving my time away all the time. I welcome a change of scenery! I can work on the house renovations for the next year. Finally, I can design my dream home……**************************************************************************
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