Wednesday, February 13, 2013
All You Need Is Love Blog Hop
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."
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