And he is right. The past few years have been interesting times indeed and the path I've taken hasn't been entirely straight forward. When I first left Microsoft I embraced the freedom of freelancing but a lot of what I did was not unsimilar to the job I had left behind. Then I had a bit of a wobble that came in part from missing working with others and in part from worrying about nursery fees, and so I returned to working for someone else. And then I missed the freedom that comes from being your own boss....and went freelance again which my husband greeted with outward understanding and good humour as he internally suppressed a howl of "would you please make up your mind woman!!". Difference is, that on my return to freelancing I decided that I would do the thing I really wanted to do: write. And I found that people liked my writing, and would pay me to do it, and I could make a living out of it.
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I could just chase the money, I could just be content with things as they are, but my need to do it comes from what you find when you go through the mess and tears that come from peeling an onion: the heart.
Soundtrack: The Onion Song - Marvin Gaye and Tammi Terrell