I just washed my brushes. It's that time of day when I switch gears. I always wish I could paint a bit longer but I have a commitment to these children that is more important than anything in the world to me. It's why I work when and where I do. It would be easy to give in to the seduction of my career, give in to my passion for painting, but I fight that. I've felt very strongly that I need to be here in my house, present in mind and body when my kittens arrive home from school.
To be a mother is the most important thing I do in my life and is also part of my Mormon upbringing. I am grateful to my mother for making her children a priority and I strive to do the same.
Because I have a passion for motherhood and for painting and feel that both are important pursuits, I work really hard. That's how I do it...hard work. I strive to be efficient and discipline with the way I use my time. Sure if I let one or the other slide my life would be a bit easier but I won't because I want to do both. Both give my life depth and purpose.
Recently, I have been misquoted and misrepresented online and in the news. I've been misquoted in personal interviews and on blogs as saying things that other people said about me. I've been misrepresented as a mother who works outside of the home, choosing career over motherhood, which has caused an uproar with some people who seem determined to find fault with the Mormon church. Some of the fault finders even happen to be Mormon. And to top it off,when I've looked into these accusations, it looks to me like the accusers haven't actually seen my video on mormon.org and/or aren't aware that the commercial is a little different than the video on mormon.org. It's made me very critical of the media and several blogs. I just want to say, if you have a question, go to the source. If something sounds fishy, check it out.
Now I'm going to get a snack for my kittens...