"I'm not the type of person to try something new."
"I'm just me, just.me."
"I'd never do anything like that, I could never do that."
Where do we get this idea of ourselves? Who told us way back when, where did we pull messages from, that say, "Nope. You're not the kind of person that does anything that takes planning, work, putting together, asking for favors, approaching strangers, RUNNING THINGS."
But, turns out, I am.
I tell people who ask me what's new, I'm putting on a show! With Jennifer Gaskell; and it's inspirational, emotionally gripping, moving, captivating, and so ass kickin' pura vida.
While the response I'd love to hear is, "Wow! Tell me more! Like where can I buy aaaaaaaaaaaaaall the tickets!, instead I hear, "Oh. I didn't know you did that."
Ha. Can't say I blame them. Because up until this year, I didn't know I did, either.
But with the shoulder to shoulder heave and ho of my co producer and co director, Jenny, and the generous mentorship of selfless women like Ann Imig, Deb Rox, and Stephanie Precourt, along with the community found on the pages of our LTYM Producer/Director Facebook group, We Did It.
The Listen To Your Mother Show Milwaukee is this Sunday, May 5, 3 p.m. at Alverno College's Wehr Hall.
Tickets are available here.
Our cast is made up of some of the most intriguing voices in our area. I love each of these 14 stories, and am so proud for everyone to hear them.
And when the cast members of LTYM 2013 look me in the eye, and say, "I've never done anything like this before."
I say, "I know. Isn't it cool???"
THANK YOU, Ann Imig, [founder and creator of Listen To Your Mother] from the bottom to the top of my ever grateful heart, for shaking my world loose, in the most incredible way.
Damn dust in my eyes, again.
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