On 6/9/2010 9:36 AM, Steffi L wrote:Thank you and I'll pass your kind wishes to Elle.
Here are Elle's answers:
1- yes, my time always gets lost between the kids and everything else.I'm always so busy, too many things to do and so little time.I don't really set out a time for my writing but if I get an opportunity I grab it with both hands.Often I will be writing at night as I can't sleep until I've unleashed the words out of me.
2-Finding the right balance is hard sometimes.It fluctuates.You have to adapt and be flexible.I try to approach my life in an organic way.
3-Having children did certainly not alter my dreams but on the contrary fuelled them.I've found new wings since having them and gained confidence when I had my first-born.
4-The one thing I do everyday for me is swimming.No matter how ill I feel I always feel better after a swim even if I come out weak at the knees, when I'm in the water I feel much better and it centres me.
5-Most days are different, I try to get the homeschool bit out the way in the morning to make room for craft and other fun activities.If it's a really nice day we might go out to a farm, zoo, parc...There are plenty of opportunities to learn everywhere.We also travel a lot and I'm glad my children have a gift for languages, they didn't get that one from their father, bless him.They also are avid readers so that helps a lot with homeschooling.
6-My inspiration: life in general, the sheer amount of opportunities and my children.There are so many activities I love doing, writing has always been a passion of mine.I discovered books when I was 3 and have been found with my nose in one ever since.It's helped me learn other languages as well.I have many facets to my personality, I used to think I was quite mad now I accept this is the way I am.I'm a little bit different and have a huge appetite for many sometimes wildly different interests.With my children I could not bear to be apart from them and they are hypersensitive as I am.My daughter needed a different approach to teaching, I did not want to see her held back at school or fast -tracked through the school system as I was.My son is turning out to be the same.I had anxieties about homeschooling them and only after careful consideration did I take the plunge.I'm glad I did and I so enjoy the time I spend with them.So yes it might get a little chaotic at times in our house but everybody is happy, I sort of get used to do a little writing here and there amongst the madness.
On a positive note Elle has had several pieces and poems published in french recently so it certainly boosted her confidence in her french writing.
Somebody left her a comment saying she had such talent it was clearly overflowing in both languages.Reading these and knowing her I can see how she gets overwhelmed at times.
The show was fab, good luck with the others.
Thank you again Ana, I'll keep you up to date.
AnaLewis wrote 1080 Days Ago (neutral)0These are the answers to the questions I asked the group during the radio show today. Elle's assistant. Steffi was kind enough to send us what Elle wrote. Thank you for sharing your answers to the group. I hope to hear good news from you soon. Please keep us posted.0 points