I am an artist, a mom, a wife, a writer, a teacher, a dreamer, a dog owner. I live in Wisconsin, where it is nice and cold, just like I like it. I love pie and lemons and all things cozy.
I have recently realized that I have many pieces of myself floating out there in cyber space: art sites, etsy sites, twitter, Facebook, a website, tumblr sites, Behance . . . a friend recently pointed out that there are so many pieces of me out there that I am not giving the energy of my dream anywhere specific to land.
So tonight, April 5th, 2013, I am launching Kelly in Repeat, a landing space for everything. As I pondered the name for this blog, I recalled my favorite Cheers episode in which young Woody, writes a song for his beloved, wealthy girlfriend, Kelly. Woody sits down at a grand piano, we expect something amazing, and he begins to pound on the keys and sing, “Kelly, Kelly, Kelly, Kelly,” over and over again.
This week I was shopping at Target next to a toddler singing in much the same fashion as Woody. He was singing, “I don’t have a belly button, I don’t have a belly button, I don’t have a belly button,” over and over again. I guess I am a sucker for a simple mantra. Regardless, Kelly in Repeat, is simply a blog to celebrate all the different pieces of me.
I often think of something I once read about Deepak Chopra. He was asked about raising his daughters and he said that really only two things were important for them to answer. What were they good at and how could they serve? It has taken me a very long time to realize that the thing I have to give is me. Kelly, again and again.