Today in my American Lives class, we discussed who would be this era’s Will Rogers- basically someone who was able to look at American culture and society and both participate in and poke fun at it.

Someone brought up Tina Fey as a possible candidate for this role. We discussed her many talents, her books, and her comedy.

I noticed that no one mentioned that she was a wife and mother, but that isn’t necessarily considered an accomplishment in society any longer.

I thought during class of when I used to wish that I was like Tina Fey. Well-written, funny, talented, successful. Appreciated.

I still want these things. I want to be appreciated. I want people to look up to my accomplishments, to look up to me.

Maybe that will be a college student. Maybe that will be my own children.

I want to be Tina Fey to someone.