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October 1, 2008

The Secret to My Success

I was asked tonight (at my most amazing talk at SAG--seriously, it was one of my best-ever speaking engagements and it just so happens they taped it and will be putting up online. Oh, and I looked seriously cute too) what my secret is.

How I get so much done.
How I'm always working.
How I'm so damn happy.

I answered with my usual, "I don't sleep," response, which got the room laughing. And the audience member who asked the question said, "No, seriously. How do you do so much?"

And I said something about loving what I do and that makes it easy, and the not sleeping thing really does help and I'll probably try sleeping more in my 40s, and blah blah blah.

But on the way home, I said to Keith, "Honey, thank you. I couldn't do my job(s) without you."

And I'm sorry I didn't think of this answer before, because it really is the secret to my success and happiness.

I surround myself with the most wonderful people on the planet, we love to work together, we have fun every day, and it makes everything we do look fun (because it is). And that makes us all more productive and wonderful to be around.

My partners are the secret to my success. I trust my husband and could not--would not--do this career/these careers as well, as happily, as productively as I do if not for his support.

So there. I've said it. And next time I'm asked that question, I know the real answer and will share it. (But I'll probably still use the joke answer too. Just because everyone likes to laugh. I do. Every day. And that's a big "thank you" to Keith, as he's hilarious. Yes, really.)

Posted by bonnie at October 1, 2008 10:16 PM


What a great story. I never really knew this entire tale.

And yet here you are so may years later.

I feel like I have known you both for FOREVER.

And in fact, it has been about 9 years since I met you and maybe 7 since I met Keith.

That's crazy!!!

I met you through Jen and Kareem. And then again through Tracey and Dick and then I worked with Keith.

It's been a long time:).

I love you both so much!

I am in a play opening this week and I know you both will love it. I am in INTO THE WOODS at the Lyric Theatre.

It's a great play and it's totally kid friendly in a beautiful space and I am in my element.

I hope you can come see it. It runs until early DECEMBER

I will post more ad-nauseum!

What a wonderful blog!

I miss you!

Posted by: Kathi at October 14, 2008 1:25 AM

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