The Balancing Act
So here I am back in NYC after weeks of traveling, missing parties, dinners with friends and everything else in between.
I was recently in St. Catharines, Ontario, CA on a shoot for a show I am producing for a television network. I’ve been trying to find beauty everywhere I go and seeing Niagara Falls was definitely beautiful! The one thing that was not beautiful was my Internet service out there. It sucked! I have to admit that I rely heavily on my emails, twitter, skype and just about anything else you find yourself checking on your phone throughout the day.
I also find myself becoming extremely stressed before shoots. I am a perfectionist and need everything to be, well…perfect! But I find myself taking it out on the wrong people. That is where my balancing act will come into play (because it’s still a work in progress).
I have found the deeper I get into my career the harder it is to make time for things and people. I am in no way complaining because I am doing exactly what I love and right now, my career comes first. I have been on many shoots where me and the crew will start talking about relationships and when the question is asked “What comes first, your career or your relationship?” I find myself giving the same answer, “Right now, my career.” Most of them will look at me funny or tell me that they think that is the wrong answer but no one ever became great without sacrifice.
I guess the one thing I am learning right now is how to balance my personal and professional life. There are only 24 hours in the day and sometimes I wonder if I have used every one of them to my full advantage.
“For anything worth having one must pay the price; and the price is always work, patience, love, self-sacrifice”