August 24, 2009

Day 4 Time Off- Cloning?

As I sit here in Oso Negro, I still have not made a single journal. After spending time talking to many people in my life, arranging schedules and trying to get everything done, I wonder, why do I feel pulled in so many directions? I LOVE my life, my family, my friends, my work, my art, my dance all of it, and yet I often joke about having a clone, and am not completely joking. I feel like there is not enough of me.

“How do you achieve balance between all the responsibilities and desires in your life?“ is the question in 12 days journal #133


  1. I don't.
    The closest thing to balance I can pull off is a constant tumbling free fall back and forth tug of war between the two.

  2. This is the ultimate question really.. in relationship it is the balance of all of your needs and those of the others involved too. For many years we have both struggled as artists and parents to find time and space for both of these realities. This has been the most challenging part ; realizing that the responsiblity of children is what sometimes encroches on our creative solitude, not each other. I applaud you for the choices you have made you are an inspiration for following your your dance and being a kick ass mama too..

  3. I don't achieve that balance, either. The best I can do is rotate which desire I'm going to indulge when I have breaks from the responsibilities. I'm not completely satisfied with having to do it this way, but I know someday my kids will be older and less needy and then I will have less responsibility to juggle and more time to fulfill my desires.