Okay, I already thought Jamie was great, but talking to her in person was such a delight! I was thrilled (and a little nervous) when she asked me to be a part of her Creative Living Podcast series.
For years now, I have been practicing interviews in my car. I know, weird. But when I drive somewhere by myself, I sometimes pretend that I am being interview by Martha Stewart or someone like that. Years ago, when I barely had a creative business to speak of, I would really be pretending. I mean, I was pretending with the interview, but also pretending with my answers- I would make them up like how I wanted my answers (business/life) to be. If you’ve never tried this game, it’s really fun. It’s a good idea to put your ear buds in so that you actually don’t look like you are talking to yourself.
I mean, Martha could always phone you. And you could be in your car.
In this interview with Jamie, I found myself feeling shy a couple of times about sharing my beliefs about creativity. Almost apologetic, even. After the recording had stopped, in her sweet and compassionate way, Jamie helped me to stand in my own power a little more. I felt an energetic shift toward understanding more deeply that it is right and good to be exactly as I am. I think it is actually happening- slowly but surely, the wall of worrying about what other people think of me is crumbling, and I am learning to live in the fullness of my light. Slowly but surely. Jamie’s words really resonated with me and I am so grateful.
So, this was really my first interview. (I did one a month ago with the lovely Blacksburge Belle for ARTrepreneur, but that one is not available to everyone on the Internet.) Afterward, I noticed that some of my fake interview answers, that I had only wished for, were my real answers with Jamie. That’s sweet. I was beaming with gratitude. Martha, here I come!
Wow Lori, I am thrilled for you about this interview and so excited that your walls about showing the world your full-on-self are crumbling, I have been feeling the same way recently. I LOVE Jamie and think that she is a bit of a rock star so I can’t even tell you how excited I am that you did one of her interviews and how excited I am to listen to your interview AH!!!! xo
Oh, YIPPEEEeeeeeeeee! Lori! I can’t wait to listen…the girls are home this whole week so things are a little wild but, maybe while I fold laundry!
I am so very happy that you felt a shift after your conversation, that you are getting that it is right and good to be exactly as you are. It’s more than right and good—it’s shiny and bright and so very beautiful. You are shiny and bright and so very beautiful. And you and your art make people happy. Totally.
I love you, my friend,