Avery and Dustin at Discovery Park, Seattle June 2011. Proof that Dustin does actually
encourage us. Also, proof that Dustin looks good in five-finger shoes.
“You should start a blog called “BE the mom,” Dustin tells me as we drive to REI.
“I should,” I say feeling flattered that Dustin might actually think I could write a blog after all. This could be my big idea, my passion, and my purpose in life. I could be a blogger that writes about taking charge of your home and your child. Be the mom. What a great idea!
“And, then don’t write anything,” and for once, Dustin snickers before he even finishes his punch line.
He’s probably a bit nervous I’m sure. It’s definitely a risky move - encouraging me to quit before I begin. Probably so I can avoid yet another “quitting” story. I should be offended, but the truth is so funny my laughter spills out. My laughter is loud and easy. Relief floods through me, and I can tell by the increased volume of Dustin’s laugh, that he, too, is relieved that I’m laughing. So I laugh some more. It feels so good. Here I am with the person I love most in the world, who loves me most in the world, and we both know who I am.
Hi. I’m Sally Bluhm, and I’m a quitter.
P.S. Join me tomorrow for a new column, Lessons from a Quitter. See you then! (If my blog’s still around, that is. J)