If you’ve followed my blog then you know that my posts have been a little hit or miss this past year. There’s a reason for that and that reason was my youngest son. It was the beginning of his senior year. I had just announced that I was going upstairs to work on my latest novel when he spoke up. “Again?”
Now honestly, who thinks that a 17-year-old boy even notices that his mom is locked away, plotting out the latest scenario for her current WIP… I didn’t. He was busy playing online games with his buddies, going out on dates, working, etc. I assumed he was happy with catching up at dinner. I was wrong. I’m sure you can imagine my surprise to realize that my teenager actually wanted me around.
At that moment, I knew I had a decision to make.
And so I chose…
I chose to put my writing on the back burner.
Don’t get me wrong – there were times when I wondered why I was sitting in the living room, watching the television as he played a video game. I still had a story to tell, a blog to think about and it wasn’t like he “needed” me. He was obviously occupied with other things.
But – there were times when he’d seek me out, just wanting to talk about his day and I was so glad I hadn’t locked myself away, that I had stayed available.
My son graduated June 15th and on June 28th, he left for boot camp.
And this past year, with my hit or miss writing… Best decision ever.
One Reply to “Best Decision Ever”
family comes first. You are so fortunate to have a family that loves and supports you. NOTHING is more important than that..