By Nikki Wilson
You get to hear from me twice this week. Which only makes sense since I missed my post a couple of weeks ago. But I will make this post short, maybe. I just want to share a link to a post by Shannon Hale about juggling writing and motherhood. How you fit writing into your life as a mother will vary for each of us. This is something I'm struggling with right now in my life. I don't know why I thought that once my kids got older they would be more self-sufficient. I guess in some ways they are but in other ways they are even more needy. This past year was filled with football games, cross country meets, wrestling tournaments, track meets, dance recitals, band concerts, and various other activities. No I don't have to be at every one of them, but I also know that this part of my childrens' lives is but a short time. I want to be a part of those memories. But I also want to show my children that with hard work and commitment, you can accomplish your dreams. I'm still trying to figure out how to balance it all which will require a lot of trial and error. I just need to remember to be patient with myself and to trust that my journey is unique to me and my family. And I just have to trust the spirit and do what feels right at the time.
What ways have you found that help you balance being a mother and being a writer?