So, I mentioned the Big Sur conference to my mom when I was on the phone with her yesterday. I was telling her how much I wanted to go, but how I wasn't sure if I would be able to pull the money to pay for it out of the air in time to register. (I'm crafty, but I'm not that crafty.)
Well don't you know that my sweet mom offered to pay for the conference so I could register in time, and then told me I could just pay her back at my leisure? I couldn't believe it. My parents are so generous.
I almost said no, because I don't really like taking things from my parents. (Even though I know it makes my mom happy to be able to give me stuff.) But then she sent me an e-mail that said this:
"We completely support your writing career!"
You guys, I almost shed a tear, right there while my students were silent reading and I was sneakily checking my e-mail.
It feels so good to have support, doesn't it?
I'm really at a time in the process where I need some major support. I have my writing buddies, obviously, and we are all about supporting each other and being cheerleaders when needed. But sometimes you need the non-writers in your life to show their support, too. And I don't want to say that I don't feel totally supported in my writing endeavors by the people in my life. But...well.
I guess I just need to turn to my parents more.
My mom wants to support me however she can, I want and need support...so it looks like I'll be going to Big Sur! (Well, unless they reject my application or they're full or something tragic like that.)(Let's not even joke about these things.)
Do you have a lot of support from the people in your life? (And I mean the real people, not the writing people. Not that writing people aren't real, but you know what I mean.) How do they show it? And is anyone else going to Big Sur? (Squeee!)