Why Our Focus on "Making it" is Such a Waste

Why Our Focus on "Making it" is Such a Waste

I’ve recently read a few articles about the dance world that talked in depth about how so few dancers actually “make it” in the professional dance industry. Whether it’s from a lack of confidence, a lack of talent, having the wrong body type, or the wrong “look”, only a small percentage of people end up “making it”. This same thought process applies to a lot of fields. Very few singers “make it”. Very few artists “make it”. Very few actors “make it”. Very few football players “make it. Very few athletes of any sort “make it”.

OK. WE GET IT

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Not Just a Day at the Museum

Not Just a Day at the Museum

I went to the natural history museum yesterday with my kids. We have always loved museum days. Sometimes we’ve taken sketch books, or the big dinosaur book to study. We haven’t really been able to go spend the day there like we used to in almost a year because the kids are older now and they are a lot busier. We just don’t have the free days to go into the city like we did the past few years. 

Yesterday as I watched my kids make their way around the museum… I was struck. Everything was totally different...

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Mommy, Tell Me a Story

Mommy, Tell Me a Story

Recently one of my kids has started to ask me the same question every night before going to sleep: "Mommy? Can you tell me a story from before I was born?"

It’s made me realize that to this little person, my life is a story. Every decision I've made until this point is now part of a narrative. What I view as a bumbling series of random events, decisions and mundane happenings means so much more than that to this tiny being.

When I was a kid, I relished hearing my mom talk about growing up in an old steel town. I loved hearing about...

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Your Underappreciated Momativity

Your Underappreciated Momativity

Art.


Art is not just paint on a canvas, a musical performance or carefully choreographed dance steps. So much about everyday life is art. Art and creativity are everywhere and everything. (Sir Ken Robinson says so, so it must be true.)


Mom art.


Becoming a mom is inherently creative. Being a mom and living the day-in and the day-out is...

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