Life Doesn’t Come to You. You Make it Happen.

I had the pleasure of interviewing Liz Jansen, author of Women, Motorcycles and the Road to Empowerment on my blog here. Liz has great insights into transformation and other subjects. This time round, she interviewed me on her blog. But not only that! I got to do my first podcast here:

You can watch the video or listen to our interview via her website.

In other news, I’m learning that what we say is what we need to listen to. Liz quoted me saying something like, “Life doesn’t come to you. You make it happen.”

Thought of the day: Our words have power. Stop and listen.

About dianabletter

Diana Bletter is the author of several books, including The Invisible Thread: A Portrait of Jewish American Women (with photographs by Lori Grinker), shortlisted for a National Jewish Book Award. Her novel, A Remarkable Kindness, (HarperCollins) was published in 2015. She is the First Prize Winner of Moment Magazine's 2019 Fiction Contest. Her work has appeared in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Commentary, tabletmag, Glamour, The Forward, The North American Review, Times of Israel, and is a reporter for Israel21C, and many other publications. She is author of Big Up Yourself: It's About Time You Like Being You and The Mom Who Took off On Her Motorcycle, a memoir of her 10,000-mile motorcycle trip to Alaska and back to New York. She lives in a small beach village in Western Galilee, Israel, with her husband and family. She is a member of the local hevra kadisha, the burial circle, and a Muslim-Jewish-Christian-Druze women's group in the nearby town of Akko. And, she likes snowboarding and climbing trees.
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4 Responses to Life Doesn’t Come to You. You Make it Happen.

  1. Wonderful interview with Liz, Diana. My favorite line was when you said, “If I can ride a motorcycle for fifty-one days…I can stand on my own two feet.” You should print that on a T-shirt!
    Every woman should pursue her own life lesson and state it as clearly. Well done.

  2. lizjansen says:

    Thanks Diana.I find the same thing. In re-reading my own words, I see that they were meant for me. I ought to listen to myself more often.


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