Editor’s Note: This is a continuation of our core conversations on Charlie’s book Start Finishing. In our last conversation, Mike Ambassador Bruny talked about mentors and beneficiaries. In today’s conversation, Barb Suarez […]
Juggling Parenting and a Creative Career? Here’s What You Need to Know
This is a guest post by Ali Luke:
In six years of freelancing and writing fiction (with a fair few up and downs), the worst thing I’ve done for my creative career is starting a family.
I have absolutely no regrets – with one gorgeous toddler, and a rapidly growing bump, my writing simply isn’t my biggest priority right now.
I’ve also got few illusions now about being a mother to young children and someone with a creative/entrepreneurial career. I knew it wouldn’t be easy, but I don’t think any non-parent can fully grasp how much life changes post-children.
Maybe you’re a mother or a father. Maybe you’re expecting (congratulations!) Or maybe you’re not quite that far on the road to parenthood yet, but it’s something that lies ahead for you.
Here’s what I’ve learned so far.
Being A Good Parent *Is* Being Productive
If you’re ever trying to balance being productive with hanging out with your kids, it’s time to reevaluate how you’ve framed ‘productivity’. Being a good parent is one of the most meaningfully […]
What If Women Cared About Productivity?
Bear with me on this one. It’s an interwoven critique of productivity and sexual essentialism with constructive paradigm shifting on the side. Here’s what I’m asking you to do: Broaden your notions […]