Drew & Me and 2021 Evolving with Grace and Quirk
I know. I know. Not ONE blog post in 2020 and now this introspective offering. And what’s up with the no-makeup, no-filter selfie?! It’s all part of the journey. Read on!
I love Drew Barrymore. I want to be Drew Barrymore. And after reading this very recent interview—“Drew Barrymore on Struggling to Achieve Balance and Why Working Out Isn’t Her Top Priority”–I think I AM Drew Barrymore. Well, a muted, older, and much-less-famous version anyway.
Like most people I am happy to say goodbye to 2020. I know that much of the turmoil lingers and that we have many challenges yet to conquer, but I am looking ahead. I’ve decided to chip away at concerning or changing aspects of life—my life and the world at large–a bit at a time, so as not to be overwhelmed. I’m also purposely focusing on just about the only thing I can control. That ‘thing’ being ‘me’.
This morning, after celebrating overnight jewelry sales and several uplifting comments on the new photos I shared of just a few of my new Imaginings, I acknowledged (yet again) the intense joy I feel when others get a kick out of my artistic endeavors. I also get a huge rush out of the creative process and also learning new techniques. Looking back, the same feelings apply to my writing and publishing career. And to a similar extent, my years on stage (and similar ‘platforms’) as a performer. I also have an obsession with funky fashion. Over the decades, I’ve received endless comments on my unique style—as if my outfit-of-the-day was as entertaining as a joyful read or performance. What a delightful notion!
It occurred to me, not for the first time, that I am a person of multiple passions–ever-evolving, ever-motivated, ever-overly-ambitious—whose greatest joy is inspiring joy. No matter the method. I could write a book, or at least an essay, on that subject alone. Maybe another day! Today, I’m taking the easy way out, and referring you to the article/interview with Drew Barrymore. MUCH of what she says is MUCH of what I feel. And much of it has to do with multiple passions, never finding balance, and always wanting to inspire kindness and joy.
I tripped upon this article because I want/need to rethink my website. For many years it focused solely on my writing and publishing career. Last year, I weaved in my jewelry-making and Etsy Shop, but moving into the new year, looking ahead, I want my website to reflect a broader aspect of ever-evolving, ever-creative me. I needed inspiration. Who out there, what well-known creative sort, reflects the core me?
One name came to mind. Simply because I adore her Instagram posts. And now, after reading this interview, I adore her even more.
Thank you for the inspiration, Drew, and for highlighting the positive wonders of being a creative spaz! Spreading your sunshine today! @drewbarrymore