I’m a broad who has cultivated a professional career around the idea that as long as the paycheck covers the bills, we’re good. That worked fine until June 2011, when The Powers That Be called that bluff and put me in a whole new line of work. I still have a job, I’m thankful, blah blah blah, but in the immortal words of a very wise (if hoard-prone) mermaid, I want more. And less. I want more of the world that allows me to spend time with my family and less of the world that makes me clench up my shoulders and roll my eyes.
My husband also works full time, and travels quite a bit because of it. When he’s home, we have so much fun together, when we remember to. He’s the driving force behind me getting my grip, and without him I would be a mess.
Our daughter Boo was born in January 2009. I want her to grow up in a house that is clean but not scary (you know what I’m talking about there…) and a Mama who is busy but not overwhelmed by it. I want to be a good example for Boo, and to help her learn to find her own grip someday.