I’ve never been good at having to interrupt my work when I’m creating. I was never good at spending my free time on my own creations while working in theater and film. I enjoy my “I deserve to relax” time too much. I just don’t know how to shift gears, let go and change focus. Needless to say being a mother of 2 makes this challenge even harder. As an artist I feel like I’ve had to give up a HUGE part of myself. The first time around (at the birth of our son) I felt like a part of me was in mourning. The 2nd time around, as our daughter was born it was easier as I had already given up so much. Now that she’s here and I’ve recovered a bit I’m itching to get back to that dormant artist within. I remind myself daily to have little goals (little expectations). I’ve brought a bunch of projects home from the studio and I hope to start working on them in the new year. After all it’s Christmas time and I think it’s the first year that creating the magic I remember as a little girl for my son will really matter to him. So in the mean time I’m creative within the holiday spirit.