I am taking part on the Scintilla Project, a fortnight of story sharing. During these two weeks I will be writing personal stories inspired by the daily prompts given by the project. For the inconvenience of other participants I will be writing in English. Find out more about the Scintilla Project at http://www.scintillaproject.com.
This is a story inspired by Day 2 prompt: Tell the story about something interesting (anything!) that happened to you, but tell it in the form of an instruction manual (Step 1, Step 2, Step 3….)
Step 1: Have a baby.
Step 2: While on maternity leave do some thorough thinking of your career so far and start to question your choices. Pay attention to the urge to do something meaningful and something that makes you and other people happy.
Step 3: Go for a long walk with a friend who is also on maternity leave. Begin the walk by stating clearly that you are NOT having a 30 crisis. End the walk by realizing that you actually ARE having a 30 crisis.
Step 4: Repeat step 3 several times every time approaching the situation with slightly different point of view but always ending with the realization that something has to change.Lue lisää..