Sunday, October 14, 2007

I'm moving!

You can now find me at this place.

Hope you stop by soon!

Sunday, October 7, 2007

Am I only what you see?

I've been thinking a lot about the labels we put on ourselves. Mother. Father. Wife. Husband. SAHM. Full-time employee. Part-time employee Unemployed. It's amazing how one word can change your perspective on things. Some of them are positive, while some are negative.

Having this part-time job has been enlightening. Not just for myself personally - I still can't believe I've been hired as an editor - but, it's amazing the response I get from people who hear about the situation. I told a neighbor that I'd been grappling with my "purpose" and that I thought working would help bring me closer to that. She told me my purpose had just gotten on the bus, and that a job was just a job.

Wow. I continued walking the dog and wondered why it is so difficult for people to think that women can only have one role. Sure, I love that I've got two kids. Maybe my purpose here on Earth was to have these two kids specifically (not with another man other than my husband) because maybe these two little guys will grow up to do something really important. But isn't that sad to think that my only purpose is to have kids? Don't get me wrong; I love being a mother. I wouldn't change that part of my life for anything. But I do believe that I can be more than just a mother, just a wife, just an editor.

There's more to me than just what people expect. Just like there's more to you than what people expect. Right?

Friday, October 5, 2007

When do you find the time to write?

With this new editing job that I've taken on, the management of the hockey team, and all the other things a SAHM is supposed to be doing, when will I find the time to write? I can't even get over here on a regular basis to say anything worth while.

So....from now on, I'm going to make a pact that every day, or at least every other day, I'm going to make sure I blog here. Even if it's just to say "Hi, I'm a loser because I have no time to blog!"

I need to get myself back in the frame of writing. My story is screaming to come out. I think about it while walking the dog in the morning, but never get a chance to write any of it.

What will I do if an agent comes a'calling? That certainly would be motivation.

When do you write? Any ideas of how a mom working at home can prioritize her time to include her own writing? This is an excellent topic for Romance Divas. Maybe I'll post there as well.