Internet, you are a strange and funny place.
While I can appreciate the debate and differing opinions, reading a few paragraphs on somebody’s blog everyday does not mean you really know them, only what they choose to share.
You have your own lives, let me live mine.
If our non 9-5 lifestyle inspires others to do the same, then cool, but I’m not trying to be anyone’s role model. I hear the word “courage” batted around a lot and I’m flattered, but it really does not feel like courage. I am just living my life the way I want, the way my mother taught me how to do, by example. Periods of struggle, anxiety and self doubt are real life (who doesn’t have this?) and everything comes down to individual choices. While we can teach our children certain values, we won’t know for certain if they will take it to heart or be truly influenced by what they see around them. They will eventually grow to be their own people.
As the wise 3 year old Claudine recently once said to me:
“I don’t want to be you when I grow up”.
Amen to that.