I am a jeans and tshirt kind of girl. Flip flops. Flats if I’m feeling fancy. Basically, I like being comfortable.
Things I don’t like include being in uncomfortable situations, trying new things, and the unknown. And pickles. I don’t really like pickles.
The last time I really stepped out of my comfort zone, I ended up on stage with 14 other fantastic writers, all of us sharing our stories about motherhood in the 2012 production of Listen to Your Mother Austin. The experience was, in the end, everything I had hoped it would be. I feel lucky to have forged so many relationships through LTYM and blogging.
What I’m trying to say here is that my comfort cover has been blown, and I’m forging new territory for myself, with the help of some friends. Kinda like the skinny jeans I bought last week. I’ve eyed them from a distance and finally tried them on. They fit and were comfortable, and as a bonus, no one screamed when I walked out of the dressing room.
I’m proud and nervous and excited and a bit squeamish to announce that Heather, Kristin, and I will be bringing you 2014 production of Listen to Your Mother Austin. We have big shoes to fill and a wonderful example to look up to from the past productions headed by Wendi and Liz, and also from all of the wonderful shows around the country. LTYM is coming to an astounding 32 cities this year, furthering the incredible movement that Ann Imig started back in 2010 with ONE show in Madison, Wisconsin.
The 2012 show left such an imprint on my life, I’m honored to get to join the team for this production, and we welcome your words and stories. I’ll keep you all posted on all the deets to come. Until then, enjoy this lovely video. You should know that I haven’t been able to watch it yet without crying.