This buffalo shirt is great for a couple reasons. Dark brown is definitely one of my colors! And its message, "Live Free" is a great reminder for me. Sometimes I feel trapped. I get really frustrated that I don't have lots of uninterrupted time to work on creative projects. I'll just get into working on something, and a kid will call, "Mama!" But the truth is, I have kind of a dream set-up here.
I get to spend a lot of time with my young kids, which I love doing! The thought of leaving them at daycare full time is not a dream come true for me. I was recently looking into a full time job, and I felt so torn between the thought of having time to just focus and concentrate on something without being interrupted repeatedly - I miss that! and the thought of leaving my kids at daycare and only seeing them in the evenings and on the weekends. We would all be fine if that were the situation, and we would make the most of our evenings and weekends, instead of frittering away so much time. But it made me feel a little sad.
Truly, my current situation is pretty awesome. Every few months, I work quite a bit doing editing work. I get to have time to think about something other than snacks and laundry. I do jobs that are completed (unlike never-ending household chores). I do a good job and am paid accordingly. I get positive feedback. What a great change from being a stay-at-home-mom!
The rest of the time, I don't work at all and have time to spend with my kids, doing whatever we want! I could work on any project I choose, as long as I find some way to include the kids or to keep them busy. I don't have any boss or have to use my efforts for someone else's profit. I just can't have hours of time alone, in a row, unless I stay up too late - and I'm trying to go to bed early so I get plenty of sleep.
Sometimes I forget that I AM FREE. This t-shirt is a little reminder to live that way.
(It's from Bridge & Burn, a Portland, Oregon company, but it looks like they don't have this style in stock now.)