It's quite evident that I'm not any good at balancing my creative life with my everyday SAHM/housewiferly life.
All around me (in blogland and occasionally reality) are women who seem to write and photograph and sew and cook and publish books and create beauty with everything they touch. While also raising housefuls of kids and nurturing loving relationships.
My Creativity seems to fully compete with all the other things I'm supposed to be doing. My head is bursting with ideas and thoughts and energy while the laundry is waiting to be folded and toys are strewn from one end of the house to the other. And I should be going to the grocery store.
But it is such a force to be reckoned with. And the more attention I give it, the more it wants.
And I try to do all those other things. But the force will not be ignored.
So I try to keep it under control. Even when I want to throw all the clothes out the window and let the kids get their own lunch. And the force is threatening to burst out of my chest like that little alien head.
I try to control it but it generally ends in chaos.
I suspect my husband wishes he were married to one of those people who gets a rush out of tidiness and shiny silverware. Although I certainly have never given him reason to suspect that's what he'd be getting here!
I have such a difficult time managing both. If I ignore the force long enough it will subside. But then all you have is the housework. And who can live like that??!!
How do you manage your Creative Chaos?