Yesterday, an essay I wrote was published on the On Parenting section of The Washington Post. This is huge for me. I grew up dreaming of seeing my byline in The Washington Post. Even though my piece is only running on their online publication, I am still extremely proud of myself. This is all part of my journey and dream to publish a book and make a living from my words.
Please take a moment and read my essay: How Sharing Custody, Co-Parenting is Part of Our Perfect Life
I am touched by how many people have reached out to me to say how they connect to this piece. Sometimes I forget that I am not alone. There are many other families who share custody and have to learn to co-parent.
Here is an excerpt: “In 11 years of sharing custody, I have never gotten used to his absence. And yet, I probably would not have changed my decision to have such an equal sharing of my son. At the time, I came up with what felt like the fairest schedule and arrangement. A schedule that gave my son the chance to live with both his parents. To have both sides of his family. To not experience the sense of loss I felt when my own parents divorced and my father moved away.” Read More….
This weekend I will be working on even more of my dreams as I escape for a writing retreat at a bed and breakfast BY MYSELF! This has never happened before, but this is what I have wanted to do for a long time. I am finally going to get started on my book. Or at least this is what I hope to do there. We’ll see what actually happens when I have some solitude. This is thanks to my amazing husband who is my biggest supporter and champion. I am so grateful for him and his love. It’s amazing what a person can do when she is lifted by love.