Yesterday was my Favorite Copywriter’s birthday. She turned 24. Before she was my favorite copywriter, she was my Favorite Longhorn. She is such an amazing person…kind…compassionate…SO FUNNY. When she went to college, she set a little life plan in action that I found to be pretty impressive since I’ve never really had one.
The other day she sent me a picture with the file name “Copywriter’s Headshot.” It was gorgeous, of course, but I sort of totally missed the big clue. A few days later we were talking and she mentioned that she’d just gotten back from “doing a show.”
click. snap. the puzzle pieces started going together.
I knew she’d been working with an improv group, but I didn’t really grasp the extent of it, but as it turns out, she’s about to be a full-fledged, picture-and-bio-located-under-the-“performers”-tab performer with Austin’s The New Movement Theater!
Isn’t that FUN?
A little envious.
I have said many times that if you look at my children, you will see me in them, just in different stages of my life.
The Teacher is me when I was younger…very disciplined, unbending, obey the rules, all of them…
The Youngest Daughter, is the our Alter Ego…very undisciplined, free spirited, fun loving, careless…
The Boy is very much like me now…snarky, a little dark sometimes, always has a keyboard on his fingertips…
but the Copywriter is like all of me, at different places…it’s like she is exactly the right mix of all those things…disciplined but enjoys life, hard worker, but knows how to spend the day watching Project Runway…I’m glad she is like that. I am glad that she has found balance.
Fact of the matter is, I live a little bit vicariously through all of the kids…watching them turn into these interesting adults has really been a gift…and truly my best work.