Wednesday, October 14, 2009

A special day!

Today is October 14th. My son's second birthday! Holy cow where did those two years go? He is such a little person now it's scary. He just told me "go get dressed, Mommy" because he wants to go play with the trains at Barnes & Noble. Or the hysterical way he replies "yeah, of course" when you ask him things like whether he wants more juice. Love it.

I was determined to keep this blog primarily about my writing journey so why am I gushing about my kid turning two you might ask? Well, he has played just about the biggest role of anyone in my writing dream.

For starters he's the reason I walked away from a career I loved (at that time). Never would I have dreamt of attempting to write a novel if I hadn't become a stay at home mom. God bless all you working moms who find time to write! I do work but it's very part time most weeks so I can't really consider myself a "working mom." So if he hadn't swelled up my belly and popped out on October 14th two years ago I would have never been back in my hometown writing my heart out. No doubt I'd still be in another state far away from my family, working crazy hours, oblivious to my real dream.

Then there's the whole motivation thing he provides. The child makes me want to be a better mother - a better human being. I want to succeed not only for myself, but because I want to show him anything is possible. That you really can take big risks and have them pay off. Life is full of possibilities just waiting to be taken. I'm a firm believer that the best way to teach your children how to live a fulfilling and happy life is to do it yourself. Of course I also want with my all my heart to maintain the life we have now. I work a few hours of week so I get to watch him grow and to spend my time the way I choose. I want nothing more than to shift from a writer to an author so that I never have to go back to a typical 9-5. Even then I know it won't be easy but at least I'll be living my dream and for that I'll have my baby boy to thank.


Happy Birthday to my crazy boy!!!

11 comments:

ElanaJ said...

Yay for life-changing decisions! It's how we find who we really are. Happy birthday to you son. :)

Lisa and Laura said...

Too cute! Happy birthday to your son!

Natalie said...

Being an at-home mom really does open some doors! Happy birthday to your cute little guy!

Roni @ FictionGroupie said...

I'm right there with you on this. My son turns two next month. And like you, had I not had him, I wouldn't be staying at home with the opportunity to write. So he totally gets a dedication if I ever get published, lol.

Happy Bday to your little guy!

~Jamie said...

WHAT a Cutie! Happy Birthday to your son, and to you... lol you did all the work!

Rebecca L Sutton said...

Thanks for the well wishes for Nate, I passed them on, but of course he just yelled "Happy Birthday!" and ran away.

Shelli said...

i think its great you mention your son - they are what inspire stories in us.

Karen Amanda Hooper said...

Happy Birthday to your son. What a cutie. He shares a bday with another great guy I used to know, and I still celebrate his bday every year. :)

I Heart Book Gossip said...

Happy Birthday to your son!!

Natalie Murphy said...

Beautiful post! Truly inspirational.

Thank you and Happy Birthday to your little man =]

Anita said...

My kids are a big inspiartion to me, too. And your boy is a little cutie...I hope you had fun with the trains at B&N.