Living life balanced between reality and dreams
Mama-hood. Wow. What a ride, and my two are only three and one. I’ve got my hands full just like any other woman out there who call themselves mom, mother, mommy, mama… A common question I hear echoing all over the place: how do we do it?
How do we:
- Find the time to stay sane
- Balance everything
- Pursue a career
- Be the best mama we can be
- Keep the household running smooth
- Maintain relationships
- Help others
- [insert your dreams, plans, etc]
This weekend I attended a writer’s workshop. It was great to see my friends again and meet some new writers. I was hoping this weekend would speak to me, somehow. I was hoping I’d break out of this funk, be encouraged, find some awesome thought to keep me keeping on. Maybe I just need more coffee. Ha!
Anyway, I got to meet Taylor Stevens, author of The Informationist & The Innocent. Two more books to add to my to-read list. 🙂 It was great to hear her perspective on writing and publishing, and her journey to publication. And you know what? She had kids at home while she pursued her dream as well as J. K. Rowling, Morgan L. Busse, Kat Heckenbach, Rebecca P. Minor, and Diane M. Graham. And I keep finding more and more…
There are countless others out there working away at their dreams while being a mom with young kiddos like my friends: Gabrielle Meyers, Kessie Carroll, or like Lynn Donovan who is loving on her grand-babies and caring for her mom and sister. And then there are a bunch of moms who homeschool and pursue their dreams like Cathi-Lyn Dyck, who is also a freelance editor as well.
So, we can do it. We can balance life while pursuing our dreams and goals. How? I’m sure it has something to do with commitment, diligence, discipline, and a touch of insanity all the while keeping our priorities straight. Perhaps I need to go back and read my own post on Motivate Thyself. Ha!
So what do you do when you get discouraged? Do you take a break or push through it? Or both?