Why the Husband is Awesome: Inventing His Own Life’s Meaning

“To invent your own life’s meaning is is not easy, but it’s still allowed… and I think you’ll be happier for the trouble.” ~Bill Watterson

Our anniversary is coming up this Friday…married for 5 and together for 10 years. There will most certainly be more in the twitterpated realms of writing coming on the day itself, but for now, I just want to share something small, and important… to me, at least, and perhaps to other women partnered to those of creative substance.

The husband found this comic by Bill Watterson, and he loved it. He even loves it after a stressful afternoon and a terrible night on Daddy-patrol while I was working all day and off at a meeting tonight. And although he has not abandoned a career and is not working in an undemanding career, his career is not “traditional”– our family decisions about his balance between being an actor and being a stay-at-home dad are often not understood, by the creatives or the traditional professionals of our acquaintance. But he–and we, as a family– are working on our own path, inventing—and refining and redesigning as necessary–a unique life meaning. And I love that.Watterson-AmbitionSource

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