It has been more than a month since my tasks for my day job started to cutback. There were weeks that I no longer meet the 40 hours goal due to very little tasks. And this means less income for my family.
Since the tasks started to decline, I started thinking and looking for other means to augment our household income. One option that I considered was to put up my own online store. The disadvantage I saw was my location. The shipment of the product both from the supplier and to the customer is more costly since I am in the province.
Another option that I considered was to look for web application projects on online employment platform like Odesk and Elance. But the competition is very steep. I must also admit that my expertise is no longer updated and I might not be able to get an immediate project. I missed my days with Trend Micro where I was sent to trainings and allowed to take certifications for free. As a matter of fact, I got my MCDBA through the Trend Micro :). Since I joined a smaller company, my skills get updated only through self-study.
The last option I am thinking is to look for a local job. This one is least among my options since it would be difficult for me to give up my work-at-home status. I am already used to staying at home the whole day.
Well, I am just thinking out loud but my plans are still subject to my God’s perfect will. I don’t know yet what God has prepared for me and my family but definitely, God’s plan is the best for us. So I am still waiting for God’s leading.