Now people I admire -- there have been many of them throughout the years, and they have changed as I've gotten older. Lately, as my life has taken a turn to the creative and extremely productive, there have been three individuals who I've sort of latched onto. And while they aren't authors per se, they're creatives who have done amazing things to reach their pinnacles of success.
I know many people feel the current host of The Tonight Show is a bit immature, but I think that's why he works so well as a late night host. Young and full of energy, I admire Jimmy because he took a life with a normal childhood and moved his way up to one of the most prestigious titles on television today. In addition, he sings, plays numerous instruments, and has a humbleness and sense of enjoyment that I wish other creatives had when addressing their success.
Tina is a person I admire for two reasons. One is for her prominence in the Improv world, which is another one of my passions. The second reasons is this ability to improvise in any situation allowed her to become the first female head writer at Saturday Night Live and establish herself as someone who could do anything, no matter what others said about her. Which is the reason she created the hugely successful 30 Rock and wrote the still popular Mean Girls. I admire Tina's fruition and ability to cut through all the fecal matter to get what she wants.
Okay, Justin didn't really have a "normal" childhood considering he appeared on Star Search, The New Mickey Mouse Club, was a member of boy band 'N Sync and dated people like Brittany Spears and Cameron Diaz. Still, I admire Justin -- okay, it's more like a bromance -- because he didn't let his career as a signer bog him down from doing other things he enjoy like acting, doing comedy and, I say with a bit of jealousy, hanging out with Jimmy Fallon. My goal is to not only write but to continue my Improv work and expand my other interests, and I look to Justin as impetus to make it happen.
Who do you currently admire?