Does everyone know who this lovely woman is? Her name is Jodie Foster.
I have always admired her talent,wit, and intelligence, as well as her acting and her movies.
A few years ago, I mentioned Jodie Foster to someone and his or her response was; oh I don’t care for her work because she is always playing these type of women that are just not her, you know unbelievable, huh I thought …I didn't see her like that,always liked her!
Since then I have shifted the thought a bit, not towards Ms. Foster, but about me. Therefore, I often wonder if I am viewed by my friends, family and colleagues as someone who doesn't fit the part.
I think about this because it seems that everything I do or have done has been an uphill battle. I won’t get into specifics, but pretty much everything…and you know how you hear of stories that are amazing and wonderful? Then they are interviewed, and asked was it hard for you?
Their answer is,
It was a battle of wills, but along the way I have encountered angels, and certain people came into my life just to get me to this point.”
I know I am very lucky I have good friends, a great family yet there are days that I could use a cheerleader…those are the days I think… any minute now someone is going to call me a fraud!
Look I am really trying without having to explain myself…the things I do, or need to do, I do, but more importantly, I can do.
Yet, at times when I try to explain my actions it sounds or I am made to feel my explanations are only excuses…they are not I assure you!
I write because it makes me feel good...it is therapeutic and healing!
So in the lovely words of Jodie Foster,
“But it will be my writing on the wall.
Jodie Foster Marisa was here, I still am, and I want to be seen, to be understood deeply and to be not so very lonely. “
Jodie Foster – 2013 Golden Globes