Getting used to it

Sahar almost 5 and Aliza 3.

And it is now that I am beginning to feel normal and relaxed about it. About being a mother surrounded constantly with the sounds and visuals and references of my daughters. From the outside It would seem that I have taken rather a long time about it !

Not being bound to the job has helped. Because in a way the job was both a refuge as well as something that put pressure on me to disconnect from the family…. even if for short pockets of time.
So right now I am here blogging… still don’t have a single candidate I feel ok about sharing these thoughts with…. and the ladies are playing in the background, negotiating barbies and their hair accessories with each other.

And this is my life. I like it very much.
( that’s a photo of me from my video workshop in Lahore. When Farjad called to ask If I could do a workshop for IRC film-makers in Lahore, I said, “Yes, I need 4 visas.”
We stayed in one room in the IRC building. 9am-6pm workshop, after that Lahore seeing with Nishat baaji and family. In this photo I have just returned from dinner, its midnight and I am checking in on the trainees busy editing their films. Ali on my hip.)

About Natasha Badhwar

"Because I'm a Tinker. That's who I am. Tinkers fix things. But I can't do it alone." (Pause for lots of action. Group Action......) "You did it, Tinker, you saved Spring!" I also have three children, one marriage, a million friends and one life.
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