Always on the clock.

Full-time working mother. So what exactly does that mean? It means, my friends, that unless you’re one of the one-percent, a reality TV star or some other People-cover ready celebrity with a cadre of nannies, you will always be, no matter where you are, on the clock. Someone needs you. Right now. Always.

I say it like it’s a bad thing. It’s not. I believe core to the basic human emotion of happiness is not only feeling loved, but feeling needed. It’s why people get sad when they get older – they don’t feel like they are adding value – they don’t feel necessary. And that’s one thing that I absolutely live for: adding value (no matter how small) in someone else’s life.

So lucky for me, I get to do that, in spades. Sometimes good. Sometimes not so good. Like anyone, as much as I want to do good and kind things, I don’t always. I fail more often than I succeed. But I try. And that means helping when you can and fixing when you don’t. It’s a never-ending process. One that a cherish with all of my heart.

So what? Where am I going with this post? What’s the point of this silly late-to-the-party blog where I try to be clever and interesting and charming without sounding arrogant or silly or snarky or petty? Well for me it’s an outlet. A place to express myself. To find 10 minutes in a day where I can just create. Do something fun. Something that restores. And hopefully adds some joy or point of interest (no matter how small) to someone’s life (even if it’s just mine). ¬†Because once that 10 minutes of posting time is up…well, odds are, someone else will need something.

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