Today, we’d like you to get to know Michelle Lamarca a bit better… we’re certain you’ll find her as lovely as we do.
The person closest to me is my fiance. He is the one person I feel I can truly be myself with all the time. He has the ability to make me feel a part of something greater and like a true partner and at the same time completely free to be myself. We dated when we were teenagers and made the mistake of ending our relationship, now 29 years later we found our way back to each other. He is truly my other half.
Who has been the greatest influence in your life?
I don’t believe one single person has been the greatest influence in my life. I feel that every person that I have interacted with has been influential to me. Those experiences, help us to really see our spirit and the expression of that spirit within the world. Then there are the people I have never met but their stories, whether factual or fiction, have influenced the way that I see the world. Whether I am reading the short stories of Edgar Allan Poe, the unconvential Kurt Vonnegut, the beautifully descriptive storytelling of Joyce Carol Oates or the fascinating analysis of Malcolm Gladwell, I am continually being influenced as a person and a writer by the works I read. At a deeply personal level I would say that my children are my greatest influence. There is nothing I could want more in this world than to have been the mother that they need and provide them with the guidance and love that helps them to become the full expression of who they are meant to be.
What song instantly puts you in a good mood?
Lovely Day by Bill Withers is the song that can instantly change my mood. “Then I look at you and the worlds all right with me, just one look at you and I know it’s gonna be a lovely day.” I have to stop what I’m doing and sing along and then play it three more times.
What book(s) are currently on your night stand?
1. Sharp Objects by Gillian Flynn
2. David and Goliath by Malcolm Gladwell
3. Forver Erma, Best Loved Writiings from America’s Favorite Humorist
4. Your Daily W.O.W by Melissa West
5. The Bible
6. A journal that my husband-to-be gave to me for Christmas with quotes for every day of this year leading up to our wedding.
If you could invent anything to solve an existing problem what would it be?
The need for sleep. Okay, so that’s not really a “problem” but I could get so much more done if I didn’t have to sleep. Although I would want to make sure that you still had to sleep regularly until you were at least 18 because let’s be real, I’m not getting much done if the kids are awake. Okay, maybe we could just choose when we don’t need sleep, take a pill or something because sometimes people might want to sleep. It could be like those seasonal birth control pills where you only have your cycle once every 3 months. You could sleep once a quarter. That might work. What would happen if you missed a pill though, you could just pass out in the middle of something important. There you would be face down in the frozen foods, peas in your hair, snoring like a hibernating bear. That wouldn’t be good. Okay, so I haven’t completely thought this whole thing out but it sounds like a good idea, right?by