I watched Music and Lyrics the other day. You know, romantic comedy with Drew Barrymore and Hugh Grant. Every time I watch a movie with Drew Barrymore in it I’m struck anew by how talented this woman is. Fabulous actress with great comedic timing, producer, director. She owns a production company for heaven’s sake. Not only does she own it, she built it. Makes her own decisions, and appears to have a business head on her shoulders as well.
Now I don’t know this for a fact, but if you can believe the rumors she had a rough patch in her teens which involved among other things alcohol. Classic child star stuff, from what I gather. But she hasn’t let that define her whole life. She has accomplished some really great things. Plus she appears to have a sense of humor. (I quality I greatly admire.)
I would feel I’d done a fine job of raising my two daughters if they were fractionally as successful as Drew. Now I realize that she’s made some interesting choices when it comes to men. And perhaps I’d like my daughters to better at relationships than Drew. Or me for that matter. But if good relationships meant giving up the other stuff, the creativity and personal achievement, the financial acumen – I don’t know. Maybe if it was a truly good one.
Personally, for myself I wish I’d concentrated more on the other stuff. Stuck with writing earlier, stuck with ceramics, got a degree that meant something. Made more of myself, for myself.
Drew’s success in life is inspiring. She’s one of the people I’d like to spend some time talking with.