Who Does She Think She Is? House Party Kit
If you haven't heard of this documentary, here's the preview--
I just learned this out and available on DVD and a perfect price for the public to buy. I am buying mine today as a late mother's day gift for myself and plan on having the party for other women (who are also my friends) who also struggle with balancing their art and raising a family.
This is a subject that comes back to me a lot.
I was never a girl who wanted to grow up to have a family, that was never in my list of dreams. When I was marrying my husband a few months before my 25th birthday I told him straight out that if he wanted to have kids, I wasn't the one to marry because I couldn't guarantee I would want them. I told him I would probably change my mind as I got older, but if he knew that children were a *must* for his future, I was not the girl for him because at 25 I honestly didn't know if I would one day want kids.
I remember him being annoyed and upset with me for my statement, but I never wanted to lead him on or have him think that kids were in our future when at the time, I knew I was way to self-centered to focus on anyone but us.
Eventually (oddly enough) at age 30, actually after a kayaking trip in Canada where I kayaked with orcas, four months before the new millennium, I knew I wanted to have a child.
From that moment on my life has been incredible different, but fulfilling in ways I had no idea about. But as a writer and a creative person, it's been challenging to find my own space, to walk (read: make) my own path.
Anyway, I cannot wait to watch this. (Though I promise to wait until the party. No pre-viewing for me.) I am interested to see how others women do it.
If you're also interested in this project, you can go to the Who Does She Think She Is website or their blog.