February 21, 2014


because every post needs a photo, why not a summer morning at the beach.

Last week I read a post on Dayna's blog about "epic living". It really struck a chord with me and I've been thinking about it ever since. I had finally read an interview with Amy Poehler in a magazine that I had been dragging around with me for weeks and was feeling thoughtful and inspired and refreshed. I love improv so much it's weird to explain. All I want is to be good at it, and unfortunately, as a result I have let that hold me back a bit. Taylor posted this quote from Tina Fey yesterday that perfectly goes along with all of this, "You can't be that kid standing at the top of the water slide over thinking it. You have to go down the chute." Not only is that an appropriate mindset for improv, it's appropriate for life in general as well. You can't let fear hold you back.  Though, I would probably be okay with never going sky-diving. Heights are not my thing. 

This is my favorite quote from Amy's interview and I wanted to share it:
"I like the person who commits and goes all in and takes big swings and then maybe fails or looks stupid; who jumps and falls down, rather than the person who points at the person who fell, and laughs. But I do sometimes laugh when people fall down."

I love this for several reasons, one being that this has been one of my personal goals and something I have been working on. I'd much rather put myself out there and try new things than not and sit and think about them instead. Another is that I don't know where this whole improv thing is going for me, what I want to do with it, or where I want to take it and that's okay. I still have some time to figure that out, the important part is that I found something I honestly love doing and if absolutely nothing comes of it, I'll still be happy. 

I wasn't intending to write about this today, or ever really. For some reason, I don't like to discuss it with other people. But today I figured, why not? 

If you're interested, you can read the whole interview with Amy here

Enjoy your weekend!


  1. I am happy to hear that you enjoyed the post (and that I am not the only person who is struggling with this). I think improv is so amazing! You DEFINITELY need to give it a try. I have had a hard time allowing myself to open up to others, or do things that I truly want to do because I don't know the outcome or I am afraid to fail but I noticed that because of that, I'm not really living. Amy hit it right on the head (I think she is so amazing)! I would really enjoy following along your journey of improv if you wish to share it. It sounds so fantastic :) Good luck! I will be rooting for you!

  2. Such a peaceful photo :)

  3. Interesting post. I completely agree with you. I would much rather try and fail then just think about trying! Definitely checking out that interview! Good luck with your improv doll!



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