I was hit by lighting in May. In the span of just one week, all the pieces fell into place and I finally saw the answer to what has been puzzling me for so long. Along with that lightning bolt of an answer came the most intense sense of inspiration I've ever had in my entire life. This week I want to take a little break from my normal subjects because this experience was just too incredible not to share with you and I can't do it in just one post.
Last month I mentioned that I was craving business books as my beach reads for our trip to Cancun. For those who know me well, you know how absolutely odd this is for me. I love fiction and fluffy chick lit novels. Business book? Me? On a beach? I would have called you crazy had you suggested it even just a couple months ago.
I don't know how to explain it except that Little Pea turning 1 year old was a huge turning point for me. My last baby is a year old and growing quickly into a toddler. Though I have no intention of ever returning to the traditional work force of 9-5'ers, I had a flash of vision 4 years from now where both girls are in school and I suddenly have oodles of time on my hands.
Staying home is a gift I don't treat lightly. Being home with my girls is an opportunity that I absolutely don't want to squander. I do my best to spend as much quality time with them as possible, but I also do my best to make my free time as productive and enriching as possible for me.
I've danced around the fact that I don't earn any money for writing this blog. Do I wish some fantastic huge sponsor would sweep in and pay me millions for rambling on and on to you? Oh sure I do. But I'm not holding my breath. Even though I don't plan to go back to a traditional office job, that doesn't mean I don't want to contribute financially in some way to the well being of my family. The tricky part is, I don't know what I want to be when I grow up.
Or at least I didn't until these last few weeks. It all started with reading Seth Godin's "Linchpin" but it was solidified by a series of very coincidental events. I would seriously recommend "Linchpin" to any one of you. He writes for an audience of traditional office workers, but his message is appropriate for absolutely anyone, including stay at home moms.
I'm going to share my thoughts and review of the book tomorrow and then explain the crazy fallout that happened days after finishing the book. And if you're not into touchy feely inspirational messages (and I don't blame you!) you can skip this week and come back next week when it is all back to my regularly scheduled programming. But I do hope you'll stick around because I have a big announcement to share at the end of this series. Life really has a crazy way of working itself out.