The title is actually a question, not a statement. I used to wonder what Moms did once their kids were in school all day. I am still wondering.
Last year was E’s first year of full day school. I was thrilled to have enough time to get all my chores done and still have some time for myself. All of kindergarten and the summer before first grade I dreamt of the many things I would do.
This school year started with no expectations and no plans. No dreams. Three weeks in and I am still at loose ends. It is time to think of goals, projects and who I am going to be for this next phase of life.
I considered going back to work but I don’t really want to. I want to be there for my son after school and holidays and sick days. I like our non- stressful mornings and after school snack and homework time. I like being able to take lots of camping trips.
My thoughts turn to writing. Could I be a writer? Sure, anyone can write (say all people who read a lot). Of course not everyone can write well. What should I write? Is this blog enough? A novel seems very ambitious but I do have years of time. And one novel already started. Actually two. With an idea for a third. Should I try short stories, maybe enter a contest or two? Do I want to make money writing? Is it okay to have writing be a hobby? Would writing make me happy?
Would writing make me happy? Ah, there is the real question. Now I need to figure out the real answer.