Viola Ryan - Author of Compelling Disturbing Paranormal Fiction

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

All You Need Is Love Blog Hop

 All You Need Is Love Blog Hop
Welcome to my second blog hop. These are fun. Check out the other authors in this hop, listed at the bottom.

I always planned to stay home to raise my children, even before they were born. I knew that if I worked outside the home, when I was at work, I'd be thinking about the children, and when I was home, I 'd be thinking about work. Both worlds and I would suffer. I told this to my then-fiance. He was delighted. I agreed to go back to work or school after any kids we had were in school full-time. One thing though. For staying home with the children, I'd get to take a year off to do nothing.

When I was pregnant with our first child, I left the workforce. I was exhausted and working was becoming increasingly difficult. I am glad I stayed home with both my daughters. I'm fortunate my husband supported this.

When the youngest was in Kindergarten (only half day), I started thinking about what I was going to do with my year off and what I was going to do after that. I'd written fan fiction for Buffy the Vampire Slayer and decided to give writing my own stuff a chance. I loved it.

Other than being a mother, nothing felt so right. I knew I was a writer. The younger went to first grade, and I spent the day writing or learning about writing. The year was up and I offered to get a job, even though I knew I'd hate every minute of it because I'd rather be writing.

Hubby said the most romantic thing.

"You already have a job. You're a writer."

I cried.

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  1. What an incredibly romantic and loving thing for your husband to say! Thank for sharing your story.

  2. That was super sweet, thanks for sharing it with us

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  3. By far the best job I have ever had is being a mother. My hubby has always said that my job has always been more challenging than his! I wouldn't trade being a stay at home mom for anything!

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  4. Aww... I love when guys say the right thing! Or.. the "write" thing... haha.

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  5. Thanks for giveaway