Quality Time with… Mom, ep. #17

As I mentioned in my Future Reality, I’m excited to connect with people genuinely, whether I’ve known them for 5 minutes or 5 years. Today we talk to someone who I’ve known for a lot longer than 5 years – my Mom!

Yeah, I probably run the risk of getting myself embarrassed doing this, though I think it went really well. You will hear what foods we both like… I don’t think that will ruin my “street cred.”

I feel extraordinarily grateful that she’s always been so supportive in my endeavors – I haven’t chosen the easiest of paths: first an actor in LA, now I’ve sold everything and will travel by the skin of my teeth (and others’ generosity).

It’s also been cool to see how our conversations have changed over the years. As I get older and start to realize how little I know (and yet, still think I know lots :-), it’s great to have a deeper connection with the person who has known me the longest. I’m VERY interested in family communications these days – might be a topic of further exploration at some point. For now, I’m happy to talk it out.

What we chat about:

  • Why she has no time for a job
  • One of the keys to life
  • What she’s learned from me! :-)



More about Mom…

  • She does calligraphy in her spare time (took her first class 15 years ago), using it on personal cards and even offering it to others for special occasions, like weddings – hear that William & Kate…?
  • Thanks to working out regularly, I think she’s one of the few people eligible for AARP who can still do a Yoga Prayer Squat – and get up from it! :-)

Totally enjoyed learning a bit more about my mom!

Is there someone you’ve known for 5 years (or longer) that you could have a quick chat with? Hope you do!

How did the relationship with your parents change as you grew up and went out into the world?


I’d love to hear your response to those questions and any other comments you have.

Until next time,


Former life: actor/office worker/virtual assistant; lived in Los Angeles for 11 years. Since then: sold nearly everything, took a $5 flight to Hawaii, lived there for 3 months, wrote an eGuide about all of it, and still traveling. Currently: digital nomad - looking to improve myself, have fun and serve others.