Me Time Is Different For Every Woman
As you can imagine film and TV director Millicent Shelton has a crazy schedule. She recently directed several Dallas episodes for TNT and is working on a new series called The Divide, which begins airing on WE TV in July. She’s also directed NBC’s Parenthood and The Fosters for ABC Family this season. On top of this, she just wrapped two episodes of Hit The Floor for VH1. And she’s the mother of twins.
“I have no ‘me’ time. I try to steal a morning of it by scheduling a workout with my trainer at 5 am for an hour. To me, ‘me’ time is doing something that I enjoy and can relax doing. Working out does that for me. Most of my ‘me’ time is spent doing something fun with the kids. I enjoy going on adventures with them (which for us could be the mall, scattering at the park, or running at the UCLA track). Or just snuggling on the bed and watching a movie in our pajamas all day.
“I think when you are a working mom and spend a lot of time away from your kids, your version of ‘me’ time changes. It has to incorporate the kids. My kids were custom-made to fit me. We have a blast together so it is relaxing and it makes my soul feel at peace.”