I thought it was time for Part II in this yet-to-be-determined-part series.
I picked a question I get more than any other.
How do you do it all?
I usually answer, "I don't. It just seems like it" or "I might do it all, but I don't do it all well".
The truth is both, or either, or somewhere in between I suppose.
Its true - I wear many hats.
Oh so many.
And yet, some obvious ones are missing..........hmm, will have to think about that.
As many of you know, I'm a Mom - and a single Mom at that. I have two children who keep my life ever exciting and always busy.
I work full time outside the home.
And in my spare time I...............
- metalsmith on the side.
- facilitate (and host) the Jewelry Artists Network website and community.
- organize the yearly Jewelry Artists Retreat.
- take part in a few metals groups - online and off.
- write at least one blog.
- take workshops as I am able.
- tinker in other creative endeavors - cheese making anyone? butter from scratch? fun stuff ... and soon to come is sewing plush creatures. :)
I am an avid reader and normally have more than one book going at a time. I am curious by nature. I love 'investigating' things. I tend to be a 'deep thinker', and do a lot of musing.
I volunteer as often as I can at my son's school.
At the moment I'm not sure what else I do, or am involved in or with, but I'm sure there is something!
My hands are full, very full. That's for sure.
So how DO I do it all?
I guess I take one thing at a time to a certain degree.
On the other hand I am the QUEEN of multi-tasking. Sometimes that can cause unfortunate problems, I don't recommend it for everyone. Its not pretty when an email for one person goes mistakenly to someone else. Enough said.
I don't know how I do it all really. I just know I do. I can't say I do it all well though. Things often fall through the cracks and I get backlogged. I have often contemplated cutting things out, taking a step back...but I'm not sure what I'd give up. And usually, just when I think about that, a new endeavor pops up. ;-)
I love life.
I enjoy people.
My hands are full, but you should see my heart.
Its bursting at the seams.
I can live with that.