A highlight from Moving Forward After Pain Rips Your Script: Maggie Smith


Maker as we wrap our flipping the script series. Today we're gonna be diving into what it's like to change things up after divorce also how to grow during times of healing and how poetry is therapeutic outlet with none other than the poet mandy smith. Hey everybody tin hat maker here. Your host of the for the podcast. Welcome welcome welcome. Welcome welcome to the show. All right you guys. Today we are finishing what has been such a lovely little series called for the love of flipping the script. I've absolutely loved this series. I have loved our guests. We have talked to people who have made a hard left or a hard right turn. Some of them chose their flip some of their flips. Were chosen for them that all of them faced sort of a new day with courage and grit and intelligence agency. And i've learned so much from our guests in this series. Today guys is absolutely no exception at all. we're gonna be diving into what it is like to live through and recover from a divorced and how healing is different for every person and how growth unfortunately often comes from the most uncomfortable or painful parts of life. I don't want this to be true and yet here we are but for you know for so many of us frankly we avoid the hard parts of life because they are well heart right they are required a push and pull ourselves in directions that we're not used to her. We don't wanna go. The weird thing is the frustrating thing is they do bring us so much closer to who we were meant to be who we could be and where we are meant to go. I mean you know. I've talked about this but this is a hundred percent been true in my life. You know. I also went through a divorce last year. Were just past your mark. I didn't want it. This was not a script i wanted. I had written a completely different script for my life all the way to the end until i was until my funeral. I'd written the whole script and so it want this. But it's the one handed and so i had to figure out what to do with it. I've never one time been pollyanna about any of this. But it is true that i have grown and even flourish in ways that it wouldn't have otherwise i wouldn't have. I know it for sure. It forced me out of this comfortable. Little cocoon that i had built for myself that i expected to be forever and had figured out how to fly and so i'm actually grateful for those results i am. Am i grateful for the whole story. I am not but am. I thankful i was sort of forced into a period of self examination and growth and agency and self empowerment and awareness. And i am and so. I think that's why. I was so looking forward to today's conversation for more than one reason. But you guys get excited. Because i am talking today with the absolutely amazing maggie smith. So if you don't already know maggie if you don't follow her. I let me just say right up french. You're going to absolutely love this episode. It's maggie raids to us one of her favorite pieces. I read her some of her favorite pieces of mine. She's humble and kind and honest. And anyway i right look. Here's the deal. Maggie is an absolutely award-winning author. Of good bones. The wealth speaks of its unpoisoned and the national bestseller which we end up talking quite a bit about because it meant so much to me. It's called keep moving notes on loss creativity and change which she actually wrote in the midst of her divorce and so that words you can see white meant so much to me. That was really my first real experience of maggie and now i've of course followed her ever sense and told my team. I really wanna have maggie smith on the podcast and so maggie was the twenty eleven recipient of a creative writing fellowship and she's received several individual excellence awards from the ohio arts council were split to academy of american poets prizes end in all of her free time. Ll her writing. Appeared everywhere new york times new yorker paris review best american poetry and then her newest book which will also talk about today. Goldenrod dives into complex topics like parenthood solitude in love and memory. She does this all with the pin of appellate. Her writing is stunning. It is beautiful. It's rich in wisdom. it's lyrically like on inspiring and best of all. Which i i tell her in this interview. It's accessible. it is accessible. I always thought poultry was beyond me. Because i wasn't good at it in a academic setting the way that it was taught and maggie taught me. I am poetry and so you are absolutely going

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