Thursday, August 7, 2008

What I Want to Be When I Grow Up

A friend of mine sent me a link to a blog she has started reading--Soule Mama. I've decided this is what I want to be when I grow up--someone who spends her day taking beautiful pictures, playing with her family, crafting and writing! The woman who writes the blog lives in Maine, and the pictures are beautiful. This blog also makes me want a house in the country where I can grow potatoes and dry my clothes out on a line.

If I couldn't be Soule Mama, I wouldn't mind being Tartelette--another blog my friend told me about. Tartelette gets to bake, take beautiful pictures and write all day long. That also would be a good gig if you can get it.

I am counting down to my next big adventure--going freelance. Only 16 days in the office left (okay--17 if you count today) and only six days of daycare left for Evan. I really feel like it is an opportunity to chase a dream and I plan to take advantage of every minute. I am looking forward to taking Evan on play dates, story times and singalongs. Maybe we'll even make a few crafts and spend plenty of time baking. I am going to keep writing for my current boss, and I hope to break into the parent/family magazine market. I've signed up for a one-night class about managing a freelance career. Hopefully it will give me some tips! We're still trying to figure out childcare for two days a week and are hoping to get Evan into an early learning program or find someone who can come to our house. I'm keeping my fingers crossed.

This would be a good time to thank Bryan for being such a supportive and understanding husband. Thanks for taking this leap of faith with me!


Anonymous said...

Go, Mindy! I'm so proud of you. :)

Anonymous said...

Mindy, we know that you'll discover a whole new world of opportunity and excitement. Remember that when a window closes a door opens.

Betty and Stu