Last night, Micah and I were catching up on “Modern Family.” It was the episode where Claire and Cam want to buy a house to flip and Claire is complaining to Cam about how she wants to get a job so she can contribute just a little to their family finances and they can travel and give back to the community and stuff. And then she pauses and says, “There’s also this pair of boots.”
Cam, in total solidarity with her on this one, says, “Of course. There’s always a pair of boots.”
There was a moment of silence between Micah and I before I said, “They are so spot on.” And we laughed because, really, they were SO SPOT ON.
Just last week I decided that the outfit I was wearing to church could really benefit from a pair of knee-high black boots. And wouldn’t it be nice if I could just get a job, something consistent that I could work at a few hours a week and get paid so I can get those boots?
Actually, it’s been a long time that I’ve been thinking that. I mean, that was always part of the plan. I write, I freelance, I get stuff published, I get paid. (Not necessarily buy some boots, but whatever.)
But while I’ve been doing a lot of writing, there hasn’t been much freelancing and definitely not so much “getting paid.”
And I’ve had enough of that. I’m ready to move forward. I’ve been thinking about freelance copywriting, or finding a place to link up Mother Runner to, or scrapping Mother Runner altogether and putting all my energies into freelancing. I talked to my friends who are into writing and blogging and I started coming up with some alternative plans.
This week, something came up. It’s been a long time in coming, and I owe a lot to my friend Mara of A Blog About Love, but I got a job. Starting next week I’ll be writing for Babble.com’s Health and Fitness channel. I’ll be posting 5 times a week about health and fitness related issues. It’s going to be a lot like what I’ve been doing on Mother Runner for the past 2 1/2 years, only now I’ll be getting paid for it.
It sounds like a good fit, and I’m looking forward to getting started and seeing where it all leads. Besides that new pair of boots, of course.