Tina Fey: “Don’t limit yourself.”
Tina Fey is the creator and a writer of the wry TV comedy series “30 Rock” and also stars as the producer of the TV show-within-the-show, Liz Lemon.
Fey acted in a fun American Express commercial as Lemon, a multitalented, multitasking marvel who was called on for a series of executive and creative decisions, as well as being a mom. Lemon handled the demands with apparent ease.
But this was, after all, a fictional character and a commercial.
In real life, do people with multiple talents realize their abilities as readily and fully as they want?
Tina Fey herself is certainly multitalented: a writer, screenwriter, comedian, actress, and producer, and also the mother of two young children.
In an interview, Fey said, “I don’t think you should limit yourself. The sky is the limit. Your dreams and goals are only as big as you make them. It literally is a full time job juggling all three positions [acting , writing, producing '30 Rock']. Aside from my job, I’m a full-time mommy too.”
“First, Lord: No tattoos. May neither Chinese symbol for truth nor Winnie-the-Pooh holding the FSU logo stain her tender haunches.
“Lead her away from Acting but not all the way to Finance. Something where she can make her own hours but still feel intellectually fulfilled and get outside sometimes And not have to wear high heels.
“What would that be, Lord? Architecture? Midwifery? Golf course design? I’m asking You, because if I knew, I’d be doing it, Youdammit.
“May she play the Drums to the fiery rhythm of her Own Heart with the sinewy strength of her Own Arms, so she need Not Lie With Drummers.”
>> From the Motherhood and creative work section of my book.
See the Front page for link to Kindle and other editions.
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Note – the book also has a section: “Multiple Talents, Multiple Passions, Burnout” related to my article by that name.