The lesson i take from her is the acceptance of her circumstances, regardless of how messy they are. And through her acceptance, she is finding her place in the world.Here is one way I transpose that to my life. For example, I did experimental theater in public spaces for 10 years. I lived my life as an artist, creating and performing. I also worked at the World Bank on global change, even with the president of the bank. Both of these are parts of my identity and it is only when I allow them to co-exist that I begin to zero in on who I am. I feel passion for both, although they don’t fit in a neat and tidy box side-by-side. In fact, it is their contrast and apparent discord that gives my life nuance, idiosyncratic distinction, and a unique flavor I relish.
How do you reconcile your disparate experiences? It is the unlikely variety that makes you such a special person.
I love to take something ordinary and make it really special.
– Ina Garten