Added: Claudia Main - Date: 13.11.2021 05:54 - Views: 12216 - Clicks: 5249
Not so very long ago, I made a living as a stand-up comedian, MTV personality and actress. Then I got married—and pregnant. I loved and valued the time with her, but I paid the price of financial dependency. There I was with my creative work experience and my creative writing degree you know, the type of college degree every Jewish dad embraces so fondly.
Not exactly a practicalbut I needed full-time work. After one temp gig, I landed a job in marketing for a nice, family-owned company.
The salary was less than I needed but came with benefits, so I seized it. I also picked up some short-term writing projects paid. Eventually I snagged an ongoing freelance writing position. I figured out how to juggle that gig, my marketing job with its two-hour daily commute and my mothering duties I needed more income—stat!
As I hunted an affordable dwelling for my daughter and me my ex and I have shared custodyI pitched writing ideas feverishly. We found an apartment. Everyone told me it was foolish to run my own business as a single mom. Had I been a single dad, would they have said the same?
Others thrive in Corporate America. Hand me the noose! Over the winter holidays, I managed to write some 50 articles in three weeks—and I almost jumped off the Brooklyn Bridge. But I absolutely love what I do. Sometimes I want to curl up into a ball and let someone sing both my daughter and me to sleep. How can I tell my daughter to forge ahead when times get tough if I give up?
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