It's finally official. I'm taking the leap... to full-time freelance! And full-time mommyhood!
There are some big changes in our lives slated for the beginning of September. I'm leaving my job, just in time for Mike to go back to teaching, and we're moving! I have to admit that all these changes are a bit overwhelming, but I'd be lying if I said I wasn't excited. So there you have it.
The new apartment we're moving to will be a great place for Ellie to grow up. We still have a pool, a playground, and a gym, but the area is much safer for walking than the busy street we're on now. I can still walk to the grocery store, the pharmacy, the bank, and (of course) a Dunkin. But it's definitely less accessible to the T. It'll take some adjusting to be so limited in where I can go, since we share a car and Mike will be teaching all day. But his commute will be cut in half, and he doesn't work nights or weekends - so I'm sure I'll be fine.
I just hope I can stay focused and motivated to keep my writing career alive. I've built a great base since I started this freelance thing last October. And ultimately, I'd like to find a balance between the articles/blogs I write and my fiction work, which has been shelved for entirely too long. It's easy to get caught up in what I get paid for.... too easy.
But I'll definitely have less on my plate, since none of the jobs left are "new" (aside from moving/unpacking). I'm already a mom, a wife, a "housekeeper," and two kinds of writer as it is. Nothing new there! Maybe I'll have more time to relax....
Or maybe I'll finally get that novel published.