For me writing is a passion—an intense need to put the words to paper and create stories. Everyday my fingers tingle with the desire to type on the keyboard. Creating real, full, and three-dimensional characters who speak to me, as well as the worlds they live in, is what I live for.
I love my job. I love it even on the days when I can’t find the right words and have a blinding desire to toss the computer against the wall. It’s a part of me, as natural as breathing.
But my life is about to change significantly. My husband and I are adopting a baby boy from South Korea. Soon, my world will be filled with diapers and pacifiers. And I couldn’t be happier. I want to be a mom more than anything.
Only it makes me wonder, where will this leave my writing? My husband and I are creating a plan to make it all work. Yet there are many friends and family members who don’t understand my need to write. They think if I don’t have time for it, it won’t be a huge loss. They make offhanded comments like, “Oh, you won’t need that anymore. You’ll have a baby!”
But won’t I make a better mommy, a more whole and complete parent to my son, if I am fulfilled? Won’t I be a more giving and gracious mom if I write, than if I have that passion still burning in me unsatisfied?
I hope to find a way to do both and to pass my love of books onto my baby. I hope to make him see that your work, indeed your life, can be filled with passion and a love of what you do. I believe that is the best lesson I can give him.
Are you living your passion? Do you love what you’re doing? Or do you burn to try a new genre or to write that memoir? Give it a try! You never know where that path will lead. In the end, passion is what it’s all about.
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