Don't judge your life

 

Saturday night up on the stage in my sequin mini dress and my Guyatone electric guitar, Sunday at the kitchen table in an apron making an apple pie. Yep. That's how I roll.

Yesterday I made beef stew and apple pie for my dear friend who is also the godmother of all three of my children. It was her birthday this past week and we finally were able to get together at Rob's house. Rob and Aidan my little dog were in attendance as well.

It's good to do these simple quiet things and restore yourself with good food and camaraderie.

Lately I've had people say to me that I'm so driven.

In the Sunday New York Times, in the article about Bradley Cooper's recent four year stint of writing, producing and starring in the remake of "A Star Is Born" (with Lady Gaga in tow) someone says that they don't like working with people who aren't able to put their work first and foremost in their lives. Wow. I agree with that. It doesn't say "put their work first and foremost in their lives at all times". That would be dysfunctional, needless to say. But to be able to put your work first and foremost is necessary for your projects to succeed I think.

I want to be solvent and have my career as an artist be sustainable. I'm not a person who "just has to always be on the go" as one person said to me recently. No, to the contrary, I do not want to be always on the go at all. I want to make a fire and curl up by it with a good man and a good dog. That's the bottom line. But to thrive and not just survive I must be self motivated. So, I am working hard, and loving every minute of it, especially the big nights like this past Saturday night, and the small days like yesterday when I got to make a homemade apple pie for my friends.

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