1 Jun 2010

Book 1 of 10 Books: The May Queen

Before I finished my university Project and course-works - :) ;) :)... - I listed some books I wanted to read this summer and beyond. Books that are not related to university... :)!

I have started this mission.


And the first book is The May Queen edited by Andrea N. Richesin.

This is a collection of essays written by women in their thirties trying to pull everything together. These women were born in the late sixties and early seventies. Some of their stories are sad, some have happy endings and some others tell when they stopped striving to have it all...

Some of the stories might relate to us women born in the late seventies and early eighties but we might differ from them in some other aspects. According to me our generation believe that we can strive to dream and never give up - or maybe it is just me. I believe that, our attitude to life is more reality/dream-like. For instance I know that one day I will reach what God have set for me to achieve in this life. I am 100% convinced that my dream to become a healthy-good-mother does not mean that the other dream in my life have to be parked in the garage. It might be difficult to break the market but as long as I have strenght everything is possible in my life in God's name. And although sometimes not everything is possible, this does not mean I have to stop dreaming, searching and trying to get there. As Albert Einstein said "Curiosity has its own reason of existing." I am curious and this brings me life.

In The May Queen the story of Julianna Baggott has inspired me, because she wanted to be a mother and at the same time accomplish her dream as a successful writer and she made it. These are two of the things I will LOVE to accomplish in this life. Writing this post means that I have started working toward both.

Many of you are in your mid-late twenties; early thirties; late thirties and early forties. Many of you combine being a full time mother and work from home mothers. Some of you are publishers, writers and career driven mothers.

How do you combine motherhood, wife-hood and career together - especially as a writer? I know that I have to stop being lazy to make it. Do you feel accomplished in your current position in life? Do you have more than you wished for?

Please share with me.

xoxo,


5 comments:

  1. I can't give you any advice in this area. I would just say that creativity begets creativity. Make room for creativity in your life every single day.

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  2. Thanks for your comment on my blog, totally made my night! From fellow follower to follower...looking forward to getting to know you!

    Carrie
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  3. This sounds like an interesting book and it's one I'd never heard of before. I'll have to put it on my reading list!

    As for mothering and having kids, I don't see any reason why those two dreams have to be mutually exclusive. Personally, I find that being busy with my kids all day actually helps my writing.

    Good luck!

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  4. That book sounds excellent.

    And, I agree with Mami's advice!

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  5. The book sounds really cool!

    I honestly would love to write more...more than just my blog that is...but I made the choice that although I would love to see that as a career path, raising my baby and being with him right now is more important than my financial success. And in the process, I am learning more and more about life, God and love and I think that's actually a good thing for a writer. The more I learn personally, the more I can convey to those reading what I write.

    :-)Praying for you still! Good luck in everything you choose to do.

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