If money were out of the equation, would you still work? If yes, why, and how much? If not, what would you do with your free time?
If work, you mean giving massages, no. No, no, and no.
What I would do with my free time if I didn’t have to work is quite easy. I’d hire a nanny (FULL TIME) and just write. That’s why I went into massage in the first place because I could make my own schedule. Only problem was, when I was building my business, I had NO time to write at all. When I did write, everything I wrote had to do with massage. Every. Single. Word.
These days I have no free time still. Being a mom during the weekdays and trying to clean house, take care of an autistic kid and make sure he’s entertained between going to the swimming pool and home projects, and work and write are just a pipe dream for me – so I have to pick my battles. When my son’s father comes home, I can either work out or write – so I write, but there’s so much guilt attached to every word typed, because the house is not clean enough, the kid is not tired enough and he’s cranky as hell because he can’t watch his favorite TV shows.
So if money were out of the equation, I’d get that full-time nanny, kick everyone out, and just write. With no guilt attach. No stolen moments just to write a thing or two about characters that do all the things I wish I’d like to do, and live the lives I want to live.
Yes, it’s summer vacation. And it’s one of those days…
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Taking care of an autistic kid is not easy I know. My autistic son is now 45 years old, but when he was a kid, it was stress pure. Just fitting in the housework and being yourself now and again time allowing, but taking your son to all sorts of therapy groups and hoping that there was no drama when you went shopping. Eventually I found a good home nearbye to care for him during the week with other similar children. It helped to relieve my stress and at week-ends I was more prepared for the task of being his mum, as well as to my other three kids.
Thank you so much for this! You’ve made me feel so much better more than you’ll ever know! Sometimes it can be overwhelming (well, most days) but I have to hang in there!