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I Work at Home ~ Encouragement from a 7 Year-Old

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by Angie Quantrell @AngieQuantrell

I work at home.

I’m sure some people think I just goof off, sip coffee, play in the backyard, eat bon bons, and read great books.

It’s true. I do those things. Occasionally. Or maybe even almost daily.

But I also work. At home.

Last week, my grands and great-niece and their adult caregivers (mom and Nama) hit the road to visit Owen Beach at Pt. Defiance Park near Tacoma, Washington. As the road trip one-way was about 3 hours, there was plenty of time to talk. This conversation came from the way-back seat of our van.

Nama: Audrey, are you talking to grandma (via Face-Time)?

Audrey: Yes.

Nama: Is she at work?

Audrey: No, she doesn’t work. She just goes in her office.

Hayden: (Looking incredulously at Audrey) Nana does that! She works in her office. (Now looking at me) Nana, you write books in your office!

Long-distance-front-seat-to-backseat high five!

Yes! He gets it. I am working in my office. I do have a job. I don’t make much money right now, giving credence to the term “poor starving author,” but I am working.

This writer felt very pleased and encouraged by the voice and total belief in the voice of a 7 year-old boy. He believes in me.

Who encourages and believes in you and your life’s work?

Author: Angie

I live with my husband and crazy kitty. Much of my time is spent writing, reading, and playing with the grands. You can usually find me sipping tea or coffee, nibbling on dark chocolate, and contemplating what to plant next in the garden. If not those pursuits, then I am probably trying to figure out how to cook and live in an RV, creating cards with rubber stamps, walking, hiking, or out snapping photos with my camera.

2 thoughts on “I Work at Home ~ Encouragement from a 7 Year-Old

  1. I’m still trying to convince my husband of the same thing. I should have him talk to the 7 year old ๐Ÿ™‚

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