Thursday, May 6, 2010

Just Let Me Lie Down

Last night I had the great pleasure of meeting Kristin von Ogtrop, editor of Real Simple, one of my favorite magazines. She's in Seattle promoting her new book, Just Let Me Lie Down. It was really great talking face to face with someone whose editorial I've been reading every month for years now (she admired my hair! and my coat!). She's just like I thought she would be - warm and smart and down to earth. I took away a lot I know I'll be thinking about for some time to come; her thoughts on balance and marriage and happiness really resonated with me (you'll have to read the book!). She identifies universal truths about the joy and chaos that come with doing what you love and having many different things in your life you love, irregardless of whether you earn a paycheck or not doing them. I laugh so hard I cry every time I pick up her book and I kind of don't want to finish it, as I don't want it to end.

10 comments:

Sammi said...

o0o how lovely Lecia to meet someone like t hat!

Frau said...

Sounds like a great evening ....I will need to check out her book sounds wonderful.

Purple Flowers said...

I am glad you had such a wonderful time talking with a favorite Author.

pve design said...

We met a few weeks ago and I loved her book too.
Love to talk about it with you!
pve

Kwana said...

How wonderful. I just love that feeling.

Ina in Alaska said...

I always enjoy Real Simple magazine. And your coat and hair are indeed so pretty! In fact your hairstyle is very attractive and easy to maintain. I know, mine was cut that way for a long time... Am in a grow out process. Don't know how long that will last. xoxo

Aron said...

Wow, sounds like a really great experience/book!

Ruth said...

Wow, how fantastic! Real Simple is always a great read.

Char said...

i adore real simple!!! i'm totally jealous! (in a good way)

KPiep said...

I'm going to have to check out her book!