Life is awfully easy for me right now. Sure, there are lots of things that aren't going perfectly, but as a mother, things are very quiet. I only have a five-year-old and a four-year-old. We'd had always expected that we would have had another little one at this point, and be thinking about a fourth, but things haven't worked out that way. We are homeschooling, but even then, I really don't have a lot to do since my boys are little.
This is not to say that I am bored. Far from it. I have lots of things going on. There are always 4 or 5 books (or more) around the house waiting to be read. I am halfway through quilting a hand-pieced Log Cabin quilt. I sell crocheted baby gowns. I enjoy baking and blogging. I like to spin and make bobbin lace and crochet and hook rugs. I sew blankets for humanitarian kits. I took up all of these things because they are things I can do at home, in small pieces of time. All can be time consuming, but none require large chunks of time all at once.
However, none of these things is really exciting to me right now (except the reading, but I don't think it's quite reasonable to read all day). They have been wonderful as breaks from taking care of little children, but I've discovered that with more time, I want to be doing something different, something more worthwhile somehow.
If we lived near a university that offered a masters degree that I was interested in, I would definitely look into it. But the nearest place offering masters degrees is 30 minutes away and they only have engineering and education degrees. Blah.
I don't want to do something that requires a lot of time on the computer. It can't be something that requires a lot of time away from home, since I need to be here with my boys and we only have one car. My husband suggested that I write a book, but I'm not much of a writer, as evidenced by this blog. I'm more of a rambler and thinker-out-louder. And he wasn't impressed with any of my ideas of book topics anyway. :)
So, I'm out of ideas. Have any of you been in a situation like this? What did you do about it?