What a wild day! I can't believe I've waited until 7:30pm to write a post! I've chosen to write on Motherhood.
Being a mom, I truly try to keep my kids first. They'll only be young for a short while and I want to give them as much time as I can. Although if I don't take breaks, I'll go insane.
That's where the writing comes in. I figure it's a lot cheaper to write then to pay for therapy. Plus, there's an option to get paid, even if it's a pittance, if you're good enough.
I also love the example I've set for my kids. They've seen me set a goal and persevere. They've read my stories. (since I write YA and MG) and they are excited for me and have learned that if you want something bad enough, you only have to work for it.
Favorite kid comment about writing: "Mom, writing is not work. You're having too much fun." That comment was made after one of my kids came in to interrupt my writing time and I told them I was working.
Another good lesson. Choose a job you love.