When I was working at the library, I was tied to one place for my income. It was a problem. We want to be together, but we needed both incomes. A possible solution came to me when my first paying client approached me last fall and asked if I’d edit her manuscript for her. At that point I realized this was something I could take on the road with me if I wanted. My husband and I are looking into road work we can do together. I plan to continue editing anywhere I can find a wireless connection.
We Skype every night and sometimes also call each other on the phone. This morning I was driving and my husband called. I know it’s illegal to talk on the phone while driving, but I miss him and I didn’t think a few minutes would hurt since I was on back roads. That’s when I passed a motorcycle cop sitting on a side street. I watched my rear view mirror, and sure enough, he pulled in behind me, pulled me over and gave me a ticket.
On days like this, I try to remember why I’m doing this: