As it so happens, if you find yourself pulling 13-hour shifts at the hospital, learning how to properly stick your hand up a woman’s crotch and find her cervix, you may miss out on one of the most exciting moments of your life.
Which, apparently, is exactly what happened to me yesterday.
I worked all day, managing to check my email once during the day on my phone (cuz I’m cool like that), but forgetting all about the online world once I got home, ate our delicious take-out meal, (courtesy of my sister who waitresses at our local fave restaurant. Hellooo free breadsticks!) and enjoyed a movie night with my husband.
This morning, after waking up to small, stinky feet in my face, and one diapered baby sitting on my head, I escaped to the bathroom to do my morning business. Excuse my TMI, but I also took my Nook in with me to check up on the outside world that I had been missing out on. Sometimes moms have to multitask like that, all right?
Imagine my surprise, when logging into my email, I saw a perky email from an editor at Babble—
“Chaunie, your piece is up! We’re proud of this piece and you should be too!”
I just about fell off the toilet.
My excitement was short-lived, however, as at that precise moment, Ada decided to come in to wash her hands (for no reason whatsoever, as they were not dirty, nor had she been using the facilities), in the process knocking over the ceramic soap dispenser and shattering it into a million small, soapy pieces.
So there it was. The moment I have been waiting my whole life for. The moment I became a real writer. The moment I got to see my name, that byline and the words I had so carefully crafted.
All experienced in my bathroom, in my t-shirt and undies with uncombed hair and unbrushed teeth, while picking up minuscule soapy particles off the floor.
It doesn’t get much better than that.
But enough about me and my bathroom life revelations. Go check out the articles already!
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