It was around 2008 that I decided I wanted to work from home. I liked my job then—I loved it!—but at the same time, I knew I didn't want to be a magazine editor forever. I didn't want a more glamorous job. I actually wanted to teach. There's a language school for Koreans in the condo where I live and every time I passed it, I thought to myself, "I could teach English to Koreans. I can also teach Creative Writing from my house." That was actually my first job—I worked for an online school for Koreans. Then in my second job as a preschool teacher in Ingenium School in Marikina, I taught Creative Writing for Kids during the summer. So teaching is something I do well.
Then in mid 2011, I accidentally started a satchel business that became too successful. My supplier couldn't keep up with the demand, I got overwhelmed, I didn't have a business plan, I didn't know what to do! So that business survived just a few months. Too bad. I could've been rich by now had I only known how to run a business!
So now that I'm working from home, I have big plans for Topaz Mommy. I want it to be the platform for my planned ventures—speaking engagements, brand ambassadorships, product lines, and of course, a writing school. Except that I'm scared stiff to even start anything because of what happened to the satchel business.
I'm really hoping the "WAHMeo Workshop Series: Brand and Build Your Online Biz!" will finally make me stop dreaming and start doing! I've attended a Manila Workshop just before I quit the corporate world. I went to "It's a WAHMderful Life: Real Ways to be a WAHM" because I was scared to quit my office job. Well, look at me now. I'm living the WAHMderful life! I even got featured in a magazine because I'm a fab WAHM! The workshops work!
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