One of the most common questions I get asked is: "how do you find the time to be so creative?!"
And, while I've answered this in video in the past, and showed what a normal day in our life looks like, I think it's still a bit baffling to some.
So I thought a few more details may help...
*I want to share this today because sometimes I *fear* I likely frustrate some readers... since I know we all struggle with 'comparing' ourselves too often...
So maybe the creative souls who work all day with kids or careers... and are too drained to even imagine embarking on a creative project - may pop by my blog and think "oh geez, there she goes again creating something new! She must stuff her kids in a box all day!".
I know, I'm a bit much.
Somehow I manage to blog each day.
While also creating... which is a bit of a double-whammy I guess.
It seems silly to apologize, but I just want to say I reallllllly hope this space doesn't aggravate those of you who desire to create - but for whatever reason can't find the time right now.
I honestly want this space to simply inspire creativity in all of us.*
So, here's a few details about how I manage to balance home-making + art-making:
If you ask my husband, he will tell you - I rarely stop moving all day!
Playing with the kids.
Visiting with people.
Checking e-mails.... what have you.
In this regard, I'm probably a lot like most of you.
What *may* be the difference is how we relax.
When evening hits, and all the family tucks into bed.
What do you do?
T.V, Netflix, Internet, reading, online shopping, etc?
1) I create.
Those few hours of quiet, uninterrupted bliss in the evening is where you'll find me:
2) I don't watch T.V, and movies are rare... (I should read more though).
I just love.love.love to create... every.spare.moment afforded in the day is given to this.
3) I'm also blessed to have a helpful, involved husband.
He's home a lot in the day due to his work (or lack thereof).
Which frees me up to clean/create while he wrangles the kids sometimes.
4) Our parents (both sets) live in the same city, and they like to steal away the kids often enough. That means more time to create!
5) I don't fixate on a super clean house.. it's kept to a tolerable state of shabbier chic, so that I have more time to .. yep.
So, does that help?
Again, I hope this space inspires you instead of tires you.
But I guess you wouldn't keep coming back if it did the latter.. ?! har har.