Now that we're moved in the house and roughly 85% of the move work is done, I can talk about a change in my life that is looming large. I currently work part-time at one of those fancy schmancy law firms in downtown Washington, DC. I haven't liked my job for some time, so I gave notice to leave last year. They asked if I'd stay on part-time. Since my husband I were saving for our home, I agreed. Now the time has come to move on for good. My co-workers know my job, and well, we're moved in. My last day is in three weeks, so I'm winding down the clock.
Instead of finding a new job right away, my husband and I have decided I will be a stay at home wife, or "home manager". I like the ring to that. I'd be lying if I said I wasn't slightly terrified on living on one salary, but my salary was cut in half when I worked part-time, and we're doing okay. We live beneath our means, so this works out for us-or at least we hope it will!
The best part of all of this is that I will no longer be able to say "I have no time to write!" I am the "keep busy to keep sane" type, so I'm planning on scheduling a block of writing into my days. I'm hoping for at least an hour on busier days, and and on lazier days, up to four or five hours. I do see this for what it is, a gift. I'm so blessed to have a husband who not only supports my writing, but also supports my leaving a job that makes me miserable. If I am ever to write a novel for publication, it looks like this will be the time for it. I expect the sound of small footsteps of the human variety within the next year or two, so I may never get a chance like this again, so I don't want to squander it. I plan on finishing my current WIP and moving onto the second book in the series straight away!
Change is exciting and terrifying, but hopefully productive!