Happy Mother’s Day!

Here’s a cute little story about my Mom for Mother’s Day:

My Mom’s quite diligent about keeping up with my blog. She checks almost every post or interview, even when she’s not exactly sure what some of the industry stuff being referenced entails. After my parents get home from a trip, Mom will scroll down to where she left off and catch up on all the articles she missed while they were away. I know that less than a day after I post this up, she’ll read it.

But her favorites are audio interviews I do. When I asked her why, she said she likes to hear my voice. Sometimes she’ll put them on in the background while she does other things and thinks of it a bit like I’m there visiting, sitting in the next room excitedly talking about my job. Even when she has no idea what I’m talking about, the tone is what’s important; She loves hearing my enthusiasm.

When I first decided I was going into a creative career, I know Mom was really nervous about it. Like every parent, she wants the best for her kids. But that definition of ‘best’ isn’t money, it’s happiness. Once I became an adult she never told me what to do or how to do it, she just stressed that I should think carefully about long term happiness over short term indulgence.

That’s what’s so great, Mom. You raised a silly creative kid and he became a silly creative guy.

And he’s really happy thanks to your love and endless support.

I love you, Mom.

Happy Mother’s Day!


  1. Respected Jim,
    This is so much heart -touching story, and I remember my mom the same way how she was so much dedicated for my future-my studies.My mom died 10 years back and I know a mom is the best tutor in every one’s life.

    Thank you for such wonderful post.


  2. Jim, I am so very pleased that you have that kind of relationship with your Mom. There is nothing that can replace something like that. All the best to all of you and Happy Mother’s Day Auntie!

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