Every year at this time I am amazed by how freeing spring feels with the rebirth of all things dormant. This year I am particularly amazed as this city girl just relocated to the country and OH MY was it a long winter! I will not lie, I still miss the city as if I am missing a limb and while the concrete structures still feel a part of my pulse, I am inspired and in awe of the magnificence of nature.
BIRTH is the word I keep coming back to. It is the season we are in and it also coincides with the birth of my new creation, rump-roast.com. After two long years of dreaming, planning, and developing a website we have finally catapulted out into the universe. http://www.rump-roast.com.
About five years ago when I found out I was pregnant with Bruno, I was forced to assess my career path. Let me be more honest, I really had to reflect on my level of happiness. I had, at that point, been producing print campaigns for advertising and producing shoots for magazines well over ten years. Simultaneously, I was running a film production company Sherpa Productions, with my business partner/husband, Rick Kaplan.
I had the absolute privelege of working with the best of the best. From Maxim Magazine to being part of the team that helped launch Oprah Magazine, I worked with the best photographers, celebrities and creative minds. The pace was grueling but intoxicating for this Type A personality and it was beginning to take it's toll. There was no line between my personal and my work life because the telephone would ring at all hours. As a producer, your telephone is your office and so your office has no boundries. Not mine anyway!
So with lots of fear, insecurity and reflection, I decided to leave the world of production and cultivate that little rump-roast growing in my belly. Motherhood has been the biggest, hardest, joyous and most rewarding production of my life. The most startling difference between my life as a career driven producer and my life as a mom is that my backup plan doesn't have a backup plan. Don't get me wrong, I am still a master planner with the strong desire to structure everything, it's just that Bruno, my 3 1/2 year old son has no desire to stick to a plan. He reminds me every single day that life is to be lived in the moment.
Whether I like it or not!