Integration: the combining and coordinating of separate parts or elements into a unified whole.Including my personal page I have four facebook pages that I maintain. I have two websites that I update regularly. I also have two twitter accounts and one instagram account. If I include work my email accounts number a total of five. I use four different names online.
This diverse web presence represents the various parts of my life: dance, troupe business, school, my writing, my personal life and the day job.
When I look at the array of social media, web pages and email addresses I see a very clear representation of just how seperate I keep certain parts of my life. I struggle with finding balance, with creating space for the writer in me, the solo dance artist, the troupe manager & performer, the musician, the student, the paralegal, the visual artist and I wonder if much of my struggle is because I see these as distinct parts of myself, each needing its own dedicated time slot and a certain amount of my energy.
Yet they are ALL me.
It seems to me that if I am going to find this balance that I desire that I need to integrate these parts more. That I can't keep them as separate pieces of me anymore.
I'm not quite sure how to move through or even begin this process, though perhaps consolidating my online presence will be a start.