Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Day of a (part time) freelance writer

A good friend of mine (but long time no see) asked me about how I could manage my time between full day job, taking care of the housework and my little daughter, and freelancing on the side. (she read my interview story on Campus Life Magazine)

Well, everybody has her own situation. And the advantage of mine is the fact that I don't live in Jakarta. I don't have to waste my time on the road.

It took me about 5-10 minutes riding in the morning to drop Mira to her preschool and arrive at the office. Lunch at home? Almost every workday. I only skip it whenever office is too busy that force me to skip my lunch hour. I leave the office at about 5.30 pm, and arrive at home at 5.35 pm. Nice huh? :D

The next couple hours are Mira's time until she sleeps at 8 or 9 PM. If I'm still not sleepy, I start to write for about 1-2 hours. Then I sleep, and get up at 3 or 4 AM to continue writing until Mira wakes up.

That's all. Quite simple?

I love and enjoy writing. It makes freelance writing is fun (except you have a tight deadline :P), although I need to cut my sleeping hours.

*photo credits to dmangust on Flickr

Friday, November 16, 2012

Featured on Campus Life Magazine



Usually it's me who write something to get published. Being interviewed is a thrilling experience. Thank you Herman. :)

Sunday, November 4, 2012

Bapak Ibu Guru, Mari Mengajar dan Mendidik


Beberapa waktu yang lalu saya dan suami memutuskan untuk memasukkan Mira ke PAUD. Tujuannya bukan untuk mendorong Mira belajar lebih dini, tapi supaya dia belajar bersosialisasi dengan teman seumuran. Karena di sekitar rumah jarang ada teman bermain yang sepantaran. Selain itu juga untuk melatih dia mandiri.

Mira masuk sekolah sejak awal Juli, dan sekarang di akhir bulan Oktober (4 bulan berjalan) dia kelihatan sangat betah bersekolah. Kosakatanya bertambah banyak, hafal lagu kanak-kanak dan ini yang bikin saya takjub, dia sudah hafal surat Al Fatihah dan beberapa doa harian. Padahal PAUD Permata Hati ini ngga berbasis agama karena dikelola Dharma Wanita kabupaten tempat saya tinggal. Tetapi karena seluruh anak didiknya beragama Islam, akhirnya hafalan surat pendek dan doa harian termasuk aktivitas yang diajarkan di sekolah.

Bangga? Ya, saya akui ada rasa bangga melihat kemajuan Mira. Tapi terbersit juga rasa khawatir kalau-kalau Mira belajar terlalu banyak di usia yang masih sangat muda.

Terus terang saya tidak ingin Mira terlalu fokus pada pelajaran akademis seperti saya dulu.

Kenapa?

Ini cerita saya.