Grammy award-winning musician Alicia Keys talks motherhood and the hardest challenge of her life on Red Table Talk. The star opened up about the lessons learned from motherhood and how she overcame her toughest time.
On the hardest challenge of her life, Alicia shared that it was letting go of people. She shared in part: “I would say finding the strength to let go of the people that weren’t serving me. Yeah. When they were so integral in everything that I had known and I felt almost so dependent on them, I felt in my mind I thought that without them I wouldn’t be me. Yeah. And that took a long time to come to terms with that. People definitely assist you in your journey for sure. But they don’t make you. Yeah. Nobody makes you, I make me.”
Speaking on motherhood, Alicia shared that her children have taught her to live in the moment. She shared in part: “They’ve taught me to appreciate the vibe, to appreciate the magic and to know when it’s not there. There [are] moments when something is actually magic and you’re like, you know what, I’m gonna go ahead and stay here. Yeah. And I might be really late tonight, but the magic is here and it’s worth it.”
She continued: “And then there’s other moments where I’m like, there is no magic. I don’t have to try to conjure up the magic, hurry up and make the thing happen. No, it’s not happening today.”
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