Living the Dream

 

 

I always get told I'm living the dream, and well I guess you can say I am, I'm living my dream.

However most people use this cliched phrase when referring to the fact that I am a full time artist working from home, alongside my two boys (4yrs and almost 2yrs).  While you conjour up all those heartwarming images of me blissfully working away in my studio while my doting boys play happily at my feet, add a big whack of reality to that and you might just have the real picture!  Think sporadic and broken working hours, lots of mini people fighting, whinging and trashing your house, with the odd complete toddler hissy fit tantrum and you've pretty much got a good picture of the reality.

What the younger me thought parenting/work life balance would look like, in my sporty little tikes ride!

What the younger me thought parenting/work life balance would look like, in my sporty little tikes ride!

And although that paints a somewhat scary picture, I wouldn't have it another way.  Yes most days I don't get through most of my ambitious to do list, but I do get there in the end!  Its true I really do have the best of both worlds; doing what I love and pursuing my ambitions while also getting to be a mum, there for all the milestones,  big ones and everyday ones.

Studio assisstant

Studio assisstant

Its busy and chaotic, and every day is different, but I wouldn't have it another way.

Jx

The carnage and brotherly love!