Nov 17 • 36M

Episode 75: What is Success?

Rosemerry and Christie discuss how they define success what has made them feel successful.

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Christie Aschwanden
Rosemerry Wahtola Trommer
Emerging Form is a podcast about the creative process in which a journalist (Christie Aschwanden) and a poet (Rosemerry Wahtola Trommer) discuss creative conundrums over wine. Each episode concludes with a game of two questions in which a guest joins in to help answer questions about the week's topic. Season one guests include poets, novelists, journalists, a song writer, a circus performer, a sketch artist and a winemaker.
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Image: Rosemerry and her daughter definitely succeeded in making a delicious chocolate beet birthday cake.

What is success? How have your ideas about success changed over time? Who is someone you think of when you think of a successful person in your field? How has their success made an impact on you? What risks have you taken for success? 

In this conversation, co-hosts Rosemerry Wahtola Trommer and Christie Aschwanden explore the importance of role models, external vs. internal markers for success, and what happens when you meet your goal posts–how does that change your ideas about success? 

Links:

Christie’s LWON essay about people who make their beds (Rosemerry) and those who don’t (Christie)

Judyth Hill on Emerging Form

Tim Green on Emerging Form

Rosemerry’s first poem in Rattle.com

Rosemerry’s Poetic Role Model Ellen Bass