Yes, kids grow, but they still need MOM now and then. And, then there are the adorable grandkids. I want to be with them. I want to watch them grow. Raising my kids was a work in progress; kids don't come with manuals. You do "on the job" learning with your own kids. Grandkids...been there, done that so you can sit back and enjoy them.
As we get older, so do our parents. People live longer. The mother who once raised me now needs my attention and help as she slips further into dementia. I'm blessed to still have her but she's no longer "here" for my questions and needs. The roles have reversed.
I tried scheduling my life, but that no longer works. My husband just retired and my schedule no longer works. I even forget what day it is at times. We're "bonding" more and have plans to travel; enjoy things we haven't done before.
So...where does writing fit into my life now?
It's been tough trying to balance time for everything. Writing and time on the computer has become less frequent than before. Good thing? Yes. Bad thing? Yes.
I stopped writing novels and have only been writing short stories. That makes it easier for me to continue writing and have more free time for family. I love being part of Romance Books '4' Us: the yahoo group, blog, and website. I have so many friends who are like family in RB4U...and I'm grateful for their support.
Since I just went to my 50th high school reunion, this isn't a midlife crisis...I'm older than 65! Baby Boomer crisis? Hum. Maybe that's it!
Anyway, I'll be here and there, on loops, FB, twitter, etc. And, I'll write when life gives me a sanity break.
Anyone else in the Baby Boomer category...or any age...feel torn like I do?
photos:Flickr:Leland Francisco and Bill Harrison's photostreams