Wednesday, May 09, 2007

Mother's Day

How to juggle being a writer and motherhood:
Throw all the balls up in the air and then duck!
Just kidding, it's not that bad...who needs hair meals and clothes without baby spit up...and sleep?
Okay, I joke but I wouldn't have it any other way. These three little people are the only things I'm sure I have done right with my life so far. Every day, they show me new ways to look at the world. They give me a reason to be silly, go to carnivals, get out of my own head and live in the moment.
Mother's Day makes me especially aware of how lucky I am to have this job.


Anonymous said...

Very poignant! Happy!

Shannon said...

Thanx. :-) Poignant is a good point because I've actually noticed a slow but definite change in my writing and that word hits it right on the head. I've been writing with a sort of bare bones style lately. I'm trying to figure out if I'm just not giving myself permission to screw up or if my writing is "growing up". Guess time will tell.