Monday, July 6, 2009

Indeed... you might find yourself ass flat in COLD water

There is that thing. About having faith that you will reach the other side. You can doubt for a while, but at a certain point you have to take a leap. Kind of like walking across a stream. If you not only look, but really see, there is often a path available to you. Rocks, at first glance, randomly strewn across the water. Potentially a barrier. Until you breathe and see that you could follow them, a natural trail to the other bank. So, you take that first cautious step, your foot wavering, and then the next and the next. Each stone different than the one before. Higher, lower, flat, jagged... Some rocks are slippery. Indeed... you might find yourself ass flat in COLD water. But, you can recover, recoup your dignity. Clothes can be changed. Pride can be assuaged by the knowledge that you tried, by GOD, you tried.

I am full of new found energy with my latest idea for work. I've been gathering information, and brainstorming with friends. The timing feels right. It is a risk. Both my husband and I would be self-employed. Yet, why not? People with employers are being laid off left and right. In our current economy, no one is completely safe. If we ever were.

I am excited about the possibilities...

I can work in the evenings and on weekends initially, and then add day time hours when the kids are back in school this fall.

I will still be at home with my children most of the time.

And...that my writing here, and possibly elsewhere, will still survive.

There is another, not small, thing firing my belly. I relish earning money again. Quite a bit...


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17 comments:

Margaret said...

You are brilliant! You will succeed! You will target those poor mothers who never have any time and you will remind them that they must, they simply must, value themselves.

blognut said...

Good luck to you!

calicobebop said...

YAY for you! Best wishes out there - on the new horizon...

Jenn @ Juggling Life said...

Money is good--I'm looking forward to earning some soon myself. I know just what you mean.

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Lisa@verybusymomwith4 said...

I think it sounds perfect! The first step is the hardest and it looks like you are already taking it!

Good luck!

flutter said...

you're going to rock it.

Madge said...

i am currently feeling that i am flat ass in the cold water -- thanks for this post. it encouraged me.

g said...

I think its a great idea! You will succeed, my friend.

Janet said...

And you know, if you have to crawl across some of those rocks, that's OK too! You'll do great. It's a wonderful idea. I wish you lived here. I'd put you on retainer.

Kate said...

I'm so happy for you; what a great feeling you must have watching this plan grow from the ground up and it's all yours, all your doing. Congratulations.

Manic Mommy said...

Reiterating my earlier belief that this is a wonderful opportunity in a much-need niche. Use us as sounding boards - I think we're your target audience (again).

Kisses for that fire in your belly!

Jen said...

"Perseverance is a great element of success. If you only knock loud enough at the gate, you are sure to wake up somebody".
(Henry Wadsworth Longfellow - but I agree!)
You can do it, JCK!

Cheri @ Blog This Mom! said...

Ah, the cold water? So refreshing.

You are on fire with your writing, you know?

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Great to see you inspired, JCK!

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