As I continue my career as a teacher while I continue to add more spice to my writing career, I find myself traveling more. I would NEVER imagined blogging would have me traveling as much as I have for this job, to be honest. I don’t like to travel all that much either. Okay, maybe just taking off is the problem and sometimes TSA, the landing I can deal with. I also find myself with the guilt over leaving my boys behind because I want them to experience what I experience as well. I tend to feel guilty for my own children (leaving them with hubby) and leaving my co-teacher for a few days, but a girl has dreams, right?
I often wonder if my other Bloguera friends think about the same things. Once I find out that I am traveling for my blog, I start preplanning. I begin to think about my children and working everything around them. Planning dinner and leaving things prepared as well as letting their teachers know that I will NOT be around just in case there is some change in the temperament of my children (while Mami is away the gatitos will play!).
The next two weeks will be the most I have traveled back-to-back and I am kind of nervous about it. That said, I know that if I don’t do it, I will just kick myself in the ass later. These are chances that we moms have to take, right? Opportunities we must seize, you know? I am grateful that I have a supportive husband and my children now understand what I do at night and they see me accomplishing my dreams. I only hope that this inspires them to someday follow their own! I hope to model to them that anything is attainable at any age, if you stay focused and put your mind to it!
So as I embark on this journey of traveling for the next two weeks, I pray that these travels make me stronger, more determined, and serve to inspire my boys to make decisions for the betterment of themselves as well as their families someday… That’s what I think about most when I travel. I have no clue where all of this writing and speaking and conference-going is leading to for me, but I do hope that it serves as a model for my boys and it strengthens those who are traveling on this journey with me. I wish all of my Bloguera friends all the success in the world and may we continue to support one another as we travel this phenomenal journey together!
Care to share: How do you deal with travel for your writing and not being with your young children?