Son: "Mom I need you."
Me: "Be there as soon as I can."
I drove an hour and half, fighting fatigue and wondering how I was ever going to stay alert at work the next day. I finally crawled into bed at 3:30 a.m. Let's just say heavy doses of caffeine were required for me to get through the next day's shift.
Me to son: "Are you still thinking pre-law is for you? Have you been writing? You are such a gifted writer and writing is such a healing tool."
Son: "I was actually thinking of switching my major, but I wouldn't make any money."
Me: "Do what you love and the money will follow. There are more important things in life than money. Money can be lost in the blink of an eye. It's more important to find your passion, be content and have peace."
Son: "I wouldn't be able to help people."
Me: "Do you think you can't touch lives through writing?! I have received so many emails from readers telling me how my blog has helped them and encouraged them in their own lives."
Son: "Talk about a cliché...the struggling writer."
Me: "There is a cliché for everything. Lawyers are sharks, for example. I'm only suggesting that you have a gift and that in life, money should be secondary to our passion."
The American dream tells us go for the gold. Get the six figure income. Buy the big house and the shiny sports car and you will be happy. Our hearts tell us where our true happiness lies, we just have to listen.
How many people do you know that are making a hefty income but are miserable in their career?
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