Finally! I Quit My Hefty Paying Job to Be a Full Time Blogger

Posted on Aug 23 2014 - 9:00am by Sangeetha Menon

how i quit my job to be a full time blogger
Hello readers,

I am writing today’s post to let you know about one of the important decisions of my life. I have quit my corporate job and is now a full time blogger. A few of you who know me personally would be wondering ‘why Sangeetha quit such a hefty paying job and becoming a full time blogger?’.

Why I quit my job to be a full time blogger ?

Bumps n Baby in the form of thoughts started during my 8th month of pregnancy. But due to the ‘Don’t touch laptop, don’t sit for long, don’t use mobile phones, do this, don’t do that ’ restrictions, most of my dreams with respect to my blog were limited to just reading about blogging.

I bought the domain and started blogging in this virtual space. I became much more serious about blogging after reaching Mumbai with my 3 month old baby. Taking care of my daughter, hubby, house, my job and yes my blog ; things were difficult initially.

Thanks to my lineant boss on allotment of breaks and my good use of breast pump Anshika was exclusively breastfed. Sleepless nights with the baby, regular job, to and fro travel to the day care and back home house hold chores all without the help of a maid; I felt helpless. But the positivity in me , the inner voice somehow gave me the confidence to move on.

Every day was a challenge in some way or the other. But I kept on going forward.

I started writing on a regular basis setting a calender. I started sharing my experience, my feelings with you all and got such a lovely response. I got to know that all the new mommies are facing same problems what I went through and decided to help them. The common concerns were feeding, food habits and weight loss post baby. Being an experienced mommy I decided to write on all these concerns of  new mommies hoping that it will help them. You appreciated all my posts and showered your love on me.

Nihi

Thank u sangee for this valuable information…………after reading dis i feel some confidence for my delivery…………

waiting for my baby…….

Roshni

I have admired your way of doing things (work+baby+home chores+blog) and the food chart has helped me a lot .. You inspired me to get back to work , my LO is all fine at home and waits for mommy to come back in the evening !! Great blog and keep posting more to inspire many other mammas like

Vandana Nair

Well Done Sangeetha…Such a useful piece of information. …Well Done to u…I was actually looking for some prayer/stotra to chant at this time of pregnancy. Really helpful..Will definitely share my experience in this blog once my baby is out…:) Can’t wait for that big day…

Aloka

What I find amazing about this is that you are still breastfeeding though you are working. That takes a lot of resolve, well done!

Where do you live btw because in india the concept of day cares is not that common.

Rohini Rahul

Very great work from u sangaeetha…… These queries are there for a young mother .. Thanks a lot.. esp recipes… Keep Going … all the Best.

Paru

Well thats a great write up!!!Thanks and you INSPIRED ME!!!!

Trust me this blog Bumps n Baby was never a hobby for me. Hobby is some thing which a person does in his free time. For Bumps n Baby I made time, it became a routine for me just like brushing your teeth or washing your face.

With time, I was able to manage my personal and professional life in the best way possible. But as my passion for blogging increased, I started wishing for more and more time for blogging. I started attending blog meets and coaching sessions regularly. I was becoming more disciplined, more focused in life.

Setting my targets for my blog, I told my colleagues that I would resign the day on which I achieve my first target. My first target was achieved, but I couldn’t resign because of the criticality of the project I was associated with. But I kept on writing, blogging.

I met Anjana Jins as one of my readers then. A chirpy talkative girl-working mom, full of life I found her passion for writing and asked her why don’t she join Bumps n Baby. From then Anjana is part and parcel of our blog. Do you know she writes and does social engagements for Bumps n Baby without even taking a single penny as her fee?? That’s the sheer sincere dedication this fine lady has shown me and Bumps n Baby.

It was then I attended Wordcamp 2014. It changed my life, my view towards blogging completely. I realized blogging was something I always wanted to do in my life. Reaching out to like minded audience,  helping them in every way possible, make a living out of it, being your own boss and living the dreams you always wanted; Wordcamp taught me all these.

how i quit my job to be a full time blogger

At Wordcamp Mumbai

I discussed my plans of quitting regular job for blogging with my family. Though my inlaws and parents were unhappy, I knew it was the right decision I could take for my life, the one that makes me happy inside out. I had found my true passion. My husband and my colleagues supported my decision whole heartedly.

Now we have a Bumps n Baby Team and I am so happy that my dreams are turning into reality step by step . Seeking your blessings and prayers as I embark upon this new journey of mine.

I will be soon posting on my life as a full time blogger and a stay at home mom.

Till then stay tuned ,

Sangeetha

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Sangeetha is the owner of Bumps n Baby and a super cool mom of a 2 year old princess. Her life revolves around diapers, laptop and kitchen these days as she is mastering the art of multi-tasking .

30 Comments so far. Feel free to join this conversation.

  1. nothingprofound September 17, 2014 at 7:06 PM - Reply

    Good luck with your blogging, wishing you lots of success. When my daughter was born I had a part-time job working at home. So I got to be with her every day and watch her grow up. There’s no job or amount of money on earth that can beat that.

  2. Srinivas August 31, 2014 at 11:29 AM - Reply

    Impressed.. All the best dear :)

  3. Laura Funk August 29, 2014 at 10:04 AM - Reply

    This is my dream, if only my husband was supportive of it…I know that I could totally do this full-time and be very successful but hubby wont have it. Good luck and thank you for linking up last week with Friday Favorites! Hope to see you this week too!

  4. Priya August 25, 2014 at 3:11 PM - Reply

    wow… thats a big and bold decision. Well, all the best in your new sojourn. We are all with you. :-)

  5. Suvarna August 25, 2014 at 2:18 PM - Reply

    A very bold decision. All the Best!!!

  6. Naresh August 24, 2014 at 1:38 AM - Reply

    Never seen so much dedication … Hope one day u surpass Google ….

  7. Shilpa Bindlish August 23, 2014 at 9:26 PM - Reply

    Resigning a job is a daring decision. Even I want to devote more time to my blog but i’m pushing myself to continue my job just bcz i’m contributing in my family equally. If the job is essential fr ur survival, how to manage funds through blog even if its more than a passion?
    I really wonder n actually asked this question to many fellow bloggers, but no one gave me a clear reply yet. Can u plz help me abt it?

    • Sangeetha Menon August 25, 2014 at 6:25 PM - Reply

      Yes sure Shilpa ..will help you .. will write a post on it ..

  8. Charlee Anne August 23, 2014 at 9:05 PM - Reply

    Way to go! I think being a working mom would be so stressful, but it seems like you got through. Now you get to be with your baby :)

  9. Saumya August 23, 2014 at 8:06 PM - Reply

    Omg!!! Superb!!! This reminds I have a blog which I hvnt visited in a long time now… I so enjoy writing…I should visit it now :) I enjoy reading evry bit of bumps n baby… It’s a dictionary for al new mommies…a big thank u to Sangeeta for this amazing platform…. Anshika will b the happiest with this decision :)

    • Sangeetha Menon August 23, 2014 at 8:09 PM - Reply

      Is it.. Share with me your blog url. Thank you for your kind words.

  10. Deepa N August 23, 2014 at 7:13 PM - Reply

    Sangeetha, that’s a big decision but a good one indeed. I love the way you carry out ur tasks. Am a great admirer of you and follow you at many times. Just joined work post my maternity leave. Good that you have found your interest and pursuing that. I am still in a confusion as what exactly should I do. Keep going Sangeetha!!

  11. Sangeetha August 23, 2014 at 6:26 PM - Reply

    All the best for your dream come true.really all your postings give more inspiration to me being a lonely mother taking care of baby

  12. gayathri August 23, 2014 at 4:12 PM - Reply

    All my good wishes with you n all d very best for your venture…U are my true inspiration and my wishes will always b with you.

  13. Lakshmi August 23, 2014 at 12:39 PM - Reply

    A tough decision indeed, happy that you are pursuing your dreams. I have always been a regular reader of your posts, I like the topics that you select and the details that you provide. My best wishes to you and the team!

    • Sangeetha Menon August 23, 2014 at 1:16 PM - Reply

      Thanks Lakshmi .. Your words convey a lot to me and my dreams ..

  14. latha August 23, 2014 at 11:42 AM - Reply

    Cool Sangeetha!! To pursue something which excites and motivates you besides paying you enough is the dream and I wish you all the best! Way to go girl

    • Sangeetha Menon August 23, 2014 at 11:43 AM - Reply

      Thanks a lot Latha .. Thank you for your kind words ..

  15. Priya August 23, 2014 at 11:09 AM - Reply

    Wise ,bold,courageous decision…my best wishes…u have inspired me in lot of ways…keep going

    • Sangeetha Menon August 23, 2014 at 11:41 AM - Reply

      Thanks Priya .. Yes it was a bold decision indeed ..

  16. Anjana Jins August 23, 2014 at 10:55 AM - Reply

    And we shall party hard once we achieve our targets, wat say Sangeetha???? :)

    • Sangeetha Menon August 23, 2014 at 11:42 AM - Reply

      A big yes Anjana .. Yay to Bumps n Baby team …

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