Mama Muse – Gwen Stefani
“She thinks she’s failing at everything. It’s hard to manage that many things…As much as she may feel challenged on a daily basis, I think when she looks back on it, she’ll see she did incredibly well.”
No Doubt band member Tony Kanal on Gwen Stefani, Vogue, January 2013.
I have never been a huge Gwen Stefani devotee.
I didn’t hate her, I didn’t love her, I was sort of indifferent to her, for whatever reason.
But the feature on her in the newest issue of Vogue has me snacking on my words. And it’s not entirely because of her (though I felt she came across as lovely and humble and dedicated in the piece), it was because of the quote above from her bandmate Tony Kanal.
It struck me in the instant that I read it and has stayed with me in the days since.
As mothers, career women, wives, friends, homemakers, creatives…maybe it would behoove us all to stop staring down the challenges and failures that come at us every moment, every hour, every day and truly take in the big picture view instead.
I suspect we will all see that we are in fact doing it incredibly well.
With or without a killer red lip.
*read the whole feature online here*