Wednesday, April 10, 2013
having it all?
I loved seeing a very honest quote about motherhood by Drew Barrymore during my metro read on the bus today.
"I know it seems like I do everything, but there's so much I had to give up. Things have to go and that's unfortunate. You know that you are going to miss out on your child's upbringing or you realize that your relationship is going to suffer if you work night and day and weekends. Unfortunately, I was raised in this generation of 'women can have it all' and I don't think you can. I think some things fall off the table. The good thing is, what does stay on the table becomes much more important." Originally in US weekly
This quote really spoke to me as I am trying to do it all for sure, keep a good marriage, be an involved mama, propel and maintain my art career AND studio practice, and make money to pay the bills. I too have come to accept sometimes things have to drop off. For instance my house is always a disaster, my clothes are often dirty, and sometimes I miss out on spending time with my kid to do work things and sometimes I miss out on opportunities both work and social to spend time with my kid. I too do not think we can HAVE I T ALL at least not in the way it is being sold to us. But at the same time I would not give up the experience of being a mother or artist for pretty much anything.
Here is to another exhausting day of trying and yet knowing we are not alone.
Posted by Joetta M. at 9:00 AM