meet baby Elsie, Lily’s new baby sister. just kidding (obviously). i have been watching a neighbor’s baby a few times a week in the afternoons. i help her out. i get to see if i can handle two. Lily gets used to sharing me with a baby. i get to have a few extra dollars in my wallet. it’s a win-win-win-win situation.
Joining Juliana at Shakti Mama in this week’s self-portrait challenge.
This week’s challenge: the self as art
Lately I have been feeling very….paralyzed.
It has been almost 1 year since I stopped working and I’m still not used to not have to go to work.
Actually, let me rephrase that, I’m not used to not earning my own money.
I started working at the age of 15, I’m turning 38 soon and I’m feeling quite unaccomplished these days.
Don’t get me wrong, I’m loving being a full time mom to Lily and in my heart it is what I want to do and how I want things to be however, I’m having a really hard time not earning my own money and not coming up with ways that I can earn money AND be a stay at home mom.
I don’t want to be dependent on Will for money but yet, I feel paralyzed.
I would like to thank Juliana for coming up with such a great challenge.
It gave me an opportunity to draw and color.
I would have finished coloring the drawing but Lily woke up from her nap.
Maybe that’s the symbolism behind this self-portrait. It’s a work in progress. Like myself.
A constant work in progress.
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