Who Does She Think She is ?
It’s 12:47am and I just finished the movie “Who Does She Think She is?”. What an amazing documentary about 5 women artists that refused to choose between living their passion and being wonderful mothers.
I have shared my story before of “pre-motherhood” and the fortunate creative life and journey that I have lived. I have even shared a bit about my story of birthing of my kids and how I allowed myself to be vulnerable and tap into the unknown.
One thing I realized while watching this movie is that mothering has returned me to the expressive and creative side of myself. The side of myself that is willing to dance a little in the unknown… because life is anything but perfect little boxes. The side that wants my kids to see the possibilities in life.
Also, after having my kids, I have this desire to live even MORE authentically and honor the creative and passionate side of myself fully.
I guess I found early on (and my kids are only 3 & 4) that teaching or telling my spirited kids what to do with their lives wasn’t going to work… however, the best I can do as a mother is to mirror the life that I dream for them.
Not for them to be an entrepreneur or to be an artist (unless that is what they choose!)… but a life where they feel that they can be creative… they can create whatever they desire in their hearts.
How can I say to my daughter when she is older, “Go and pursue your dreams and don’t let anything stand in your way!” if I haven’t tried myself. Check out the video from yesterday’s blog post if you haven’t seen it. Inspired me from my head to my toes about the mother – daughter relationship!
I feel like a little light has been lite tonight… and that this movie has me wanting to somehow, some way build a community or at least have conversations around the journey as an artist and a mother.
Um, more to ponder…
PS. If you are in Prince George, BC or really anywhere in Northern BC and would like to see this film, please post your comments below as I am looking to bring it in for a public viewing and discussion.