As most of my readers know, I’m a stay at home mom. It is a mutually beneficial relationship, as it allows me the opportunity to be a constant influence in my son’s life, and has reignited an old passion – writing. You see, it’s not just about posting sales and reviews; to me, it’s the calm pleasure of putting my thoughts into words, coupled with the motivating rush I feel when I hear feedback from those who take the time to stop by my site. It makes me want to keep writing, keep posting, and of course, keep finding great deals!
As a high school junior, my grade 9 English teacher often asked if I would like to join the newspaper club – I suppose she spotted potential still unknown to me; a geeky, chubby 14-year old with coke-bottle glasses and frizzy hair – but I continually declined, as I theorized that joining the writing geeks would certainly not help to elevate my non-existent status.
But she was persistent, and creative – one Monday morning, she slapped me with a detention for a questionable, minor offense (I’m pretty sure I was chewing gum), fully knowing that her newspaper club happened to be meeting that day after school. So I was sucked into the meeting, and into the club, and before I knew it, I was the first 9th grade Editor in newspaper club history.
But then, three life-defining events offered a far more substantial influence: I discovered contact lenses, a flat iron, and boys (in that order). And the newspaper club was, as they say in Rome, finito.
I don’t know how long we’ll afford to have me stay at home, or how long I’ll be able swap track suits for business suits. But I do know that I have been bitten by the writing bug, and nothing can make me shy away this time.