The Little Daily: Nice work if you can get it

by | Aug 29, 2012 | Little Daily | 4 comments

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I am intensely grateful that I don't have to juggle three small children with working outside the home on a permanent basis. 

Writing seems like the perfect job for a stay-at-home-mum, but then, if you've ever tried to work from home with kids underfoot, you'll know how it can be virtually impossible to get a decent block of time to really get something done. Constant interruptions of the life and death variety ("I'm thirsty!" "Ziggy snatched my car!" "Muuuuum, Harlow just spewed!") make trying to concentrate tricky. 

Sometimes I wish I hadn't started the blog because trying to contribute regularly and meaningfully here can feel like a crushing burden, but I know for certain though that I need to do something other than just be home with the kids. I am not cut out to be Sally Homemaker – although admire her, I do.

So mostly, it's writing.

But today, I got to do something ultra-fun and out of the norm. Today I was a voice-over artist. The ad I shot a few weeks back has a radio component also so I headed into the recording studio to lay down my parts.

So.much.fun.

It transports me back to my twenties when I lived and breathed acting. I like it better now though – still creatively fulfilling but without the angst of "Oh god, will I make it? I so wanna make it! I hope this will be the gig that launches me!"

Now it's like icing. Like gravy. Like the sweetest cherry on top.

And knowing I kicked a few bucks into the kitty today is a nice feeling, too.

 

Hello friends

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I’m Angie!  I mum. I write. I wife. My husband would say this is the correct order.  He’s so neeeedy. I live with my family in Melbourne, Australia, where I complain about the weather for 90% of the year – but I can’t imagine living anywhere else. Except maybe in Lake Como, waving to my neighbours George and Amal each morning.

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4 Comments

  1. Greta

    It has always been my dream to do voice work, like for audio books. I never had the looks, body, or real talent for acting, but I always thought I had a pretty good voice. Ha! That is so cool that you got to do that!

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  2. Kea

    My favourite author (Diana gabaldon) used to get up at 2am and do 3 hrs writing and then sleep while her hubby did breakfast and took kids to school when they were small… But not Harlow small. If my man could agree to that I would totally try it. In a few years when the kids are school age 🙂 Even one kid is too many interruptions if you’re trying to be creative or learn something I think!!! Awesome that you get to pitch in to the kitty… I find that one of the hardest things about becoming a sahm.

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  3. Angie @ The Little Mumma

    I bet you have an awesome voice. But I think your face is pretty damn gorgeous, too.

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  4. Angie @ The Little Mumma

    I definitely look forward to sending the kids off to school so that I can claw back some writing time.

    I don’t know how you study. I know Bren struggles to fit everything in.

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