Life Advice from Meryl


Emily of The Marginalian posted this video of Meryl Streep giving the 2010 Commencement Address at Barnard.  I know you may not have time for all 28 minutes of it now, but perhaps tonight.  I decided against attending Barnard rather last minute (Switzerland was too tempting), but have always wondered “what if…?”  A fantastic commencement address for a fine school!

16 comments on “Life Advice from Meryl

  1. Meagan

    I saw this on Emily’s blog too. I LOVE Meryl so much, she’s so beautiful and wise and real. I loved her speech, it was chock full of humor and wit and feminism and power…so glad I listened to it!

  2. Colleen @inspiredtoshare

    Oh, this is so great! Thanks for sharing. I read that she gave the commencement address at Barnard and now I’m glad I get to watch it! I’m always plagued by the “what if’s..” too but it all happens for a reason : ) xoxo

  3. Lena

    I ended up at music school, but thought Barnard might have been the right place for me, too! What a small world!

  4. Brandi

    I so love Meryl. What class. I just finished reading Julia Child’s My Life in France and I can’t help but think about what an amazing job Meryl did portraying her in Julie & Julia. Oh, and her speech? Really loved it.

  5. Lauren

    I adore her to pieces. She is so genuine and talented. And I agree with Colleen. “What ifs” plague us all, but think of all the amazing things and people that you would have missed out on if you hadn’t gone to Franklin. All things happen for a reason indeed.

  6. Katie Armour Post author

    So glad to see you ladies are Meryl fans as well—what an incredible woman! And to Colleen and Lauren, I too believe everything happens for a reason : ) No regrets, right loves?! xx

  7. kelly ann

    she’s one of my heroes… ever since i was a kid, i’ve wanted to be her. ;) she’s a beautiful, smart, talented woman. love her, love her!

  8. kbd

    that was great, thank you! I especially loved that she said her awards are not where her happiness lies… I think we sometimes focus on the wrong prizes. So good to be reminded.

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