Then I picked up a few little gifts for Christmas presents for the kids. Finally I stopped at the Usborne book table. I have been impressed with the quality of Usborne books, and I thought I'd pick up a few for the kids for gifts. The gal there was another sharp, intelligent, interesting lady, and we ended up talking for awhile, too. In our conversation, I mentioned I am trying to get a writing career going, and she gave me the name of a local parenting publication's editor. She said I could drop her name with the editor and tell her we met. I was impressed and flattered that she would offer to help me like that, and encouraged. Maybe it will help me get in print.
Then as I was walking out the door, I said goodbye to my friend, and she might have some freelance work for me after the New Year. I'll post more on that later if it materializes.
I was there for less than an hour, yet I felt like I had some meaty and productive conversations. Maybe it will be enough to tip me out of my fear and into movement again. I'm glad I made the effort to get out of the house without the kids. I mostly wanted to support my friend, but I got a lot out of it myself.