Sometimes it feels as though life is a circus. You have your acts, your routines if you want to call it that, and sometimes it even feels like a big performance. For myself it’s being a mother of three, juggling a career, housewife duties, and the pursuit of maintaining my own identity. It’s hard to separate the things you do from who you really are. Sometimes they can be so consuming that you feel like you’ve lost yourself along the way. Sometimes your reflection is like that of a fun-house mirror. You know behind that distorted reflection is the person you are, or maybe the person you are striving to be. It’s so easy to get caught up in the drama of the “circus” of our lives.
You are in charge of your life. You are the “ring master,” if you will. What acts you choose to make your main attraction are your choice. But you have to focus and find a balance that works for you, just like the tight rope walker. And just like the tight rope walker, you must keep your eyes set on the prize, or your view will waver, your fears will overtake you, and you will fall. Sometimes it feels like you’re trying to balance 10 plates in the air and you are certain they are going to all go crashing to the ground. Sometimes they will, but that’s when you have your “safety net” to catch you. Your family, your backbone, your faith, and your ambition.
Don’t let that mirror fool you. You know who you are and what you believe in. Besides, distorted art is one of the greatest forms of art there is. It’s one of the most honest ways to alter the reality of something and make it even more real-possibly even extraordinary.