LTYM: The OC in 2014
Two-and-a-half years ago, I took part in something that still, when I think about it, gives me happy shivers.
I put myself out there.
My words. My self.
One of my proudest moments came in May of 2011, when I read a personal essay in front of a LA audience for Listen to Your Mother, a national show about, well, motherhood.
Talk about empowering. I was among an incredible, talented cast whose stories about being a mother, or having a mother made all in attendance laugh, nod their heads, and more than a few times, grab Kleenex for tears.
Southern California has been without a show the past two years. So my friend Ciaran Blumenfeld and I started talking about bring one here. Could we do it? Could we pull it off?
And we ended up with the same thought: how could we NOT do it? So along with a very talented writer, Katherine Kotkin, we applied.
When I got the congratulations email from National Director Ann Imig, I might have peed my pants. Then again, after three kids, shifting in my chair could have the same results. But this was from jumping up and down and shrieking.
SO excited. SO FREAKING EXCITED! Listen to Your Mother will be here in The OC in 2014!
Those of you who have been lucky enough to participate in a show or simply go to one understand why. The power, the emotion, the truth of what voices of motherhood bring is something you will never forget.
We have six months. The show will be right around Mother’s Day. You won’t want to miss it. Bring your girlfriends. Bring your mother.
We will have information in the coming months about how YOU can audition for the show. That’s right. You. Just like I did, I’m going to ask you to step out of your comfort zone. Imagine how you’ll feel after (here’s my thoughts).
But today is for celebration. Something important – something lifechanging – is going to happen right here in The OC.
I can’t wait.