This excerpt from Toni Morrison really resonated with me, it’s great food for thought. Live your life – set the tone and theme – change it when you feel like it. Don’t worry about other people’s expectations or opinions – we all have our own lives to live and shouldn’t waste time trying to conform what others think our journey should be about – because it may make them feel more comfortable.
She is my first born – and today is always a special day. Happy Birthday to my intelligent, beautiful, loving, kind, quirky, no nonsense – awesome daughter Lauren. Time flies! It’s a blessing to see her on her journey blossoming, growing and finding her passion using her creativity and intellect. Lauren had a brief stint with Ford Models in high school – but decided modeling wasn’t for her. She’s always been a great role model for her brother Arie – who learned to hit the books hard watching her when he was a tiny tot. Lauren doesn’t like spectacle and as I’ve often communicated with regard to my children. I always ask permission to share this part of my life because it brings a spotlight on them they don’t really care much for and of which I am voraciously protective of. To celebrate publicly with class and with grace always respecting their wishes is paramount. Here’s to Lauren!!
Beauty and Brains – my daughter Lauren Watley. We were having a girls day and stopped by NARS boutique on Melrose in LA for private beauty and make-up session though Lauren prefers more natural as she should with beautiful skin!
**Update – for clarity in misnfo my daughter was born in 1982 – not 1980 despite erroneous reports, and entries since the post.