Q 2 – Pete the Poet Interviews Odyssey Interviewee Julie

Hey Julie, is there something you wanted to do as a kid, that you haven’t done and still want to do?

Pete the Poet

Hi Pete the Poet. I feel like I’m living my best life right now, this instant and I want it to last and last and last. I recently found some of my art from kindergarten, poems from 3rd grade, and journals from jr. high and high school. I’ve done all the things I dreamed about as a kid, except maybe skydiving. I’ve been a writer, a traveler, a wife, a mom, managed a big career, and now have settled into a life of making art and hanging out with friends, family and pets. I have no desire to skydive now. Why risk it, and maybe break an ankle just for a rush of adrenaline? Life is so incredibly beautiful just as it is, with all the good, bad, joy, sorrow, light and dark. More of that is all I want. I don’t need to jump out of an airplane to appreciate it.

Julie is an artist, writer and teacher who explores the dance between the organic nature of life at the cellular level and what humans have created from it. Her work is filled with “Biology Rising” themes emerging in circles from conception to death and beyond. Join her on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/juliejulieart/ and on her website: https://www.juliejulie.co/

Pete the Poet still writes poetry. He also co-edits the online poetry journal http://www.ADozenNothing.com.