January 13, 2012

I'm a writer

We spent New Year's Eve at a neighbor's home. He hosted a family-friendly gathering. One of SB's favorite playmates was there, and we got to interact with adults. It was a great time.

There were a number of people I had never met, so inevitably I was asked the conversation starter question, "So what do you do?"

I was about to reply that I am a stay-at-home mom, but I stopped myself. I thought for a second, and then I said, "I'm a writer."

"Cool! What kind of writing do you do?"

I told him about this blog, my book, my work with The Mom Pledge and on Moonfrye.com.

In very short order, I had a number of people around me, truly interested. They asked a lot of questions and generally seemed impressed. It was the most positive response I have ever received from telling someone "in real life" that I blog. It felt great.

I am a mom, and I'm proud to be. I'm also very grateful I have been able to stay home with my daughter during these early years. It hasn't always been easy. It has been rewarding.

This year, however, I hope to begin a transition back to being a professional. Getting paid for the work I do, and having the opportunity to contribute to our family's income.

My name is Elizabeth, and I am a writer. Nice to meet you!

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