I have to say I was a bit miffed recently (well a lot more than that, but not important here), when someone suggested that because I am not married, no family, no kids, I have a lot of free time. I found this startling. I didn’t know I had free time? Wow, where? I am passionate about my career, my friends, my travels and more. I work in design on average 60+ hour weeks, and try to catch up with friends at least twice a week, otherwise I am attending industry functions, openings, and receptions. Then I work on my website, blogs, newsletter, postcards and more along with creating programs for my audiences and traveling to present. Where is this elusive and alleged free time. I want it!!
Believe me the idea of having a family of my own is wonderful, it just hasn’t happened that way or yet. I was raised by a devoted, passionate, purposeful single working mother, I got her ambition, and her caring for others in spades. My friends are my family, and mean the world to me. As to kids, I wish I had the chance to be a God Parent or an Aunt (my nephew is 20 and I won’t say more!) I’d love to share with them the opportunities that I was given with travel and new places, and being dragged (yes, kicking and screaming back then) to museums and such. But again, it hasn’t been my path to take, I contribute in other ways and enjoy friend’s children when I can. MG