- Jul 22 Tue 2008 09:55
- Jul 18 Fri 2008 23:43
- Jul 17 Thu 2008 04:09
I know that I might have spent too much time answering questions on Yahoo knowledge. However, I was ticked by a comment I received lately asking me to spend more time with my husband. The time I spent answering Yahoo knowledge was mostly during my lunch hour and when everyone is sleeping. I do not do less of a job as a wife or as a mother. I was not happy to receive that kind of comment especially that the person does not even know me or my family at all. I am married to my first love after 8 years of dating and we have been happily married for more than 9 years with two precious kids. There is no secret between the two of us. Out of the 17 years, there were 10 years of long-distance relationship and the secret to keep our love and marriage alive is our committment to each other and our mutual trust between each other. We share everything and enjoy each other's company; however at the same time, we also leave one another enough space to breath. With however little waking moment we have, we try to be together, driving to work and back home together, having lunch together and playing with kids together.
This out of no way comment was a surprise to me. Anyway, I have already reduced my time answering questions (due to being targeted) and I will now think twice before I sent any email discussing Yahoo questions, so I am not in anyone’s way.
- Jul 14 Mon 2008 14:22
I have been thinking constantly about how I can retire early, or how I can spend less time working and more time with my kids. Initially, I thought maybe I can be a Chinese teacher teaching American kids Chinese. Our elementary school offers Chinese immersion class and the school is very close to our house. Since my son is going to Kindergarten this year, I thought maybe this would be a good opportunity to spend more time with him. As I dug deeper into this, I found out that we have to substantially cut back on our spending and change our life style if I become a teacher. I don’t think that I am ready for that yet. Another option that I thought of is to become a freelance translator, keeping my current job but working as a freelancer during the weekend. That doesn’t seem to be a good option either because I can hardly find time to answer some Yahoo questions, let alone doing it as a career. I also thought of buying a foreclosure house, then rent it and wait for a couple of years to sell it when the house appreciates. That also requires a lot of time to manage. Lately, my colleague brought up another idea, stating that her neighbor earned quite a lot of money from some sponsors, writing articles in his blog. I thought that maybe this is a workable plan. I just have to come up with an idea of what I want to write in my blog that will attract people to visit. Maybe, I can start translating some books and posting them on my blog, compiling some grammar rules, or writing some articles. Maybe, I should just do it and not think too much.