It is never an easy task juggling life as a mother and an artist. Both are very demanding tasks and if not well balanced; one area definitely takes a back seat.
There is never a perfect way to balance the two areas out. The basic secret behind it all is to look within oneself and strike a balance which is unique to different people depending on how busy one is.
As a working mum of 3, life can be very very hectic. With an endless list of school home works to get through, after-school activities to remember to get to (and on time!), school plays to prepare for, meetings to attend, endless chores to carry out at home;
"THERE IS HARDLY EVER ENOUGH TIME TO PUT MY FEET UP AND RELAX LET ALONE PAINT" [Tweet this]
But what should women/mothers like me do...don't bother having a life of your own? Forget about having a hobby? Or just simply persevere? If like me you find a particular hobby calming and soothing, it would be difficult not to appreciate the onerous task involved in juggling life and all that it throws at you.
I FIND I AM AT PEACE WHEN I PAINT
It may be at the end of a long week filled with several failed attempts at resuscitation along with having to tell families of patients; their loved one is nearing the end of their sojourn on earth.
Or after a long day of rushing around like a headless chicken chasing after my kids in a bid to get them ready for school on time, while in the process suffering a few trips over small toys and finally getting to the car only to remember the car keys were still in my drawer upstairs. On such days, being able to do the one thing that involves only me and my heart is very calming.
Some people say life gets less busy as children get older, but I must admit in all honesty; I had a lot more time for other things when my kids were a lot younger. So I am yet to see how it gets less busy. Probably when they fly the nest!!
What do you have to juggle in your life? How are you able to achieve a balance that is right for you?
All the best
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