Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Anna's mama takes a leap of faith

Well, it's official.

I am jobless.

Actually, I guess it's been official since I made the decision and resigned from my full time job in September. But I think it's just hitting me now because my mat leave pay will be running out in 3 weeks.

So. Here I am. Without job.

If I don't want to resort to feeding my family cat food, I'm going to have to start networking and finding me some freelance work. (Need a freelance writer? I'm very efficient and lovely to be around!)

Man, this decision was huge for me. I'm definitely not the type to just quit my job and give up security to "see how things go". Especially now that I have a wee one to provide for.

But, hey. I'm a different person now. I'm a mama.

I'm responsible for the health and happiness of another human being. (Excuse me a minute while I go fish the lamp cord out of her mouth). I'm in charge of the huge responsibility of making sure she grows up normal. Every little thing I do from now on will either provide her with confidence or somehow scar her for life. (Again, must go get that cord out of her mouth).

So my hope is that one day, in a future blog post, I link back to this one with all good news and talk about how funny it is to see how nervous I was - especially since I became a successful freelance writer and then won the lottery, to boot.

Who knows what the future holds. All I know is that now, in this moment, as I watch Anna cruise around, getting closer and closer to her first steps...

Everything just feels right.

Mommy, does this mean more time for us to hang out and eat Mums-mums together?


  1. Well, I wish you the very best of luck Heather! You are very talented and I have all the faith in the world for you and your success! I must say that I am so proud of you for making this decision! Your family will rally around you to make sure you have time to dedicate to your writing without worry about your beautiful little munchkin!

    Aunt S{:~>)))))))))))

  2. I bet Anna's quite happy that you're going to be around all the time.. Good decision Hez :)

  3. Scarey stuff, but you are a very talented writer, so it's just a matter of time until the freelance works starts coming in! And it's a win/win for you and Andrew and especially Anna!

  4. It is scary, but you're going to do great! Good luck!!

  5. She's BEAUTIFUL. I wouldn't want to leave her side, either. And good luck with freelancing! I'm sure you'll be very successful!

    Your old colleague (from Rapp Collins)

  6. Is it just me, or do these two not look like they belong together? Anna is so happy to be with her Mama and vice versa. I love this picture.

  7. hey i don't kknow u but would really like to.. Good luck!