I love the tub.
It’s where all the good thinking happens.
In a recent bath I was mulling over what it means to be a mom and a creative.
I’ve written about this before…there was a time when photography was the boyfriend and I couldn’t get enough…even sacrificing sleep and family time to do it. I miss “him” sometimes, but all in all, I’ve figured out work time/non-work time.
I’ve also written about letting go of any chance of having work life balance (I think it’s a farce) and striving towards having harmony instead.
I’ve come to a point of acceptance that I will always be preoccupied with creative ideas…it’s not going away. I finally learned to carry around a journal to write them down when they appear out of no where—so I can…
get on with it.
The experience of trying to find time for creative endeavors is so different in the various stages of children’s growth. I think about some of you who are trying to find two minutes to yourself just to go the bathroom, let alone sit down with paper and paints. Then there are those of you with empty nests who are relishing time (lots of it) to begin and finish a project, yet you don’t even know where to start. That leaves folks like me who are a taxi service for your kids’ bazillion activities and just getting out to stretch your legs is a big deal! I don’t stay up late anymore…my body told me (yelled at me, actually) that I am a morning person (like 5 am early) and I it’s not smart to be a night owl at the same time. I am finding bits and pieces of creative time during my work day. I’m talking about non-work related art-making, because some how I really have a partition between the two. That might be the issue right there—just because it’s work for someone else does not mean the muse is silenced. I struggle with this. I wonder about you, lovelies. Where do you find the most bang for your buck in making creative time for your passions?
I saw this movie trailer mentioned somewhere in cyberspace. I think it looks very interesting…
‘Love to hear your thoughts on this.
Happy holiday-ish week~