This post is so late, I bet you all thought I was going to Quit on Q!! Nope!! As my lovely Evil Twin pointed out, my spice and tea shop (Spice Merchants) opened in the City of Fairfax last week. My writing time has gone from slim to zilch (note the good Z word for when the time comes). So, I'm not Quitting, but I may be a little late sometimes. Please forgive me.
What I have been thinking about is Quiet. (You thought Quit was the word of the day, didn't you? It's ok, so did I) Anyone looking at my life today calls it busy or chaotic. I think it's the whole "single mom of two, full-time job, just opened a shop" thing. I call my life blissfully Quiet.
I have a good friend who is going through a nasty separation. Every time I talk to her I get the latest installment in this saga. The screaming, the fighting, the name calling, the police always at the house. It wasn't too long ago that my life was like that. I hated when the sun went down, that was when the hEX started blowing up my phones or banging on my door. I walked around with this nervous pit in my stomach, never knowing when and where he was going to strike next. My neighbors were always calling because the police were at my house. My house was "that house" on the street. I was suffocating. It was horrible.
I look around today and my life is so quiet! I put my kids to bed and I read a book or I do some laundry. No sick feeling in my stomach, no dread of what the next moment may bring. When I talk to my friends about my life it's all about the amazing things my kids are doing or the opening of my shop. My life is not the least bit boring. But it is blissfully Quiet!!