There has been a strange tide of events these past few days, my husband has shown interest in my want to be a published writer. I know! I am just as shocked as you. Don’t get me wrong, he is … “supportive” to a degree. He’s just a realist when it comes to dreams. If he cannot see a hard path, he is not taking it. Does that make sense? Well, anyway, since I told him my plans to document our trip to London on the cheap and possibly write a book he is on-board. He even called me on Friday and started pouring compliments over me; my body was in shock. It is not accustomed to such gushing, but I’m not one to turn it down.
My husband told me that he thinks I would make a good travel writer because I can tell a story and I am humorous. Which, that sentence in itself shows my humor, because the man has never thought that I’m out-right funny prior to last Friday or at least expressed any similar sentiment in our 11 years together. It has not been until the past few years, hanging around our friends, that he sees I can be a downright riot. If he and I are talking I can’t crack a joke and make him laugh. He only finds me entertaining when I say or do something stupid and he can point it out. And like the true attention whore that I am, I play right into it, developing a whole “persona” to go along with my flustered awareness. We just have different styles of humor with only a portion of overlap. The most ridiculous scenarios easily amuse me. To be a little more precise: give me a cat video any day and I will laugh so hard I will cry. He will not.
I don’t mean to discourage him or his compliments in any way. He is an amazing man and honest. That’s why I always go to him for an opinion. He will not sugar coat it. If I wasn’t good in a play or in what I’m writing he will tell me. Which is a double edged sword, for him and me. The fact of the matter is that if he says I’m good at something he truly means it, and with that I am energized. So, during our trip I’m going to be extra-observant and take copious notes, and when I get back I can write a book proposal.