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Marjorie ‘Mad Marj’ Gubelmann

Mother, DJ, New Yorker

WHAT’S YOUR MOTTO?

Possibly: “God is a DJ. Life is a dance floor. Love is the rhythm. You are the music.”

WHAT’S ON YOUR NIGHTSTAND?

Way too much! My eyeglasses, iPad, alarm clock, a small framed photo of Cyrus when he was a baby and whatever book I am reading which usually becomes a coaster.

WHAT GIVES YOU GOOSEBUMPS?

Watching people be reunited with someone they thought they would never see again.

WHAT IS YOUR BAD DAY BACKUP PLAN?

Have a dance party in the kitchen or bathroom – if that doesn’t work go to bed early, tomorrow is a new day and time heals all.

WHAT ARE YOU GRATEFUL FOR?

Being a mother. I never knew how much it would teach me about myself and to make me a more patient less selfish person.

HOW DO YOU DEFINE SUCCESS?

Smiling, knowing you have great friends, a loving home, and are laughing a lot.

BEST ADVICE YOU’VE EVER GIVEN?

It will all be ok – REALLY IT WILL!

WHAT ARE YOU WORKING ON NOW THAT YOU ARE EXCITED ABOUT?

Some amazing corporate collaborations for Mad Marj which make me want to squeal!

HOW DO YOU PRESS PAUSE?

I am terrible at that I am like a high-speed train – my pause must be watching Bravo TV.

WHAT DID YOUR 8-YEAR-OLD SELF LOVE DOING?

Listening to my father’s disco cassettes, riding my pony, playing outside for hours.

IF YOU COULD HAVE ONE MAGIC POWER WHAT WOULD IT BE?

Oh to see the future, I don’t like waiting to find out, I want to know NOW!

WHAT MAKES YOU FORGET TO EAT?

I am still waiting for that moment.

WHAT 3 THINGS WOULD YOU GRAB IN A FIRE?

Cyrus, my baby pillow and a cheerios painting on a glass window that is in my kitchen. I bought it when I first moved to NY in 1995. Wherever it is, I feel like home.

WHAT IS THE HARDEST THING YOU’VE EVER DONE – YOUR GREATEST CHALLENGE?

I didn’t think it was hard until after it happened and I looked back – I completely changed my life and reinvented myself in my 40s when I became a DJ. It was something that I loved and just jumped in and did it. I look back now and if I had thought it through I might not had been brave enough to do it.

FAVORITE WORK OF ART?

My Cheerios painting.

FAVORITE BOOK?

I do not have a favorite but I love biographies because I am nosey and like to know that everyone has f#$%&d up lives if they are totally honest!

To learn more Watch Marjorie on The Today Show discuss how it’s never too late to explore your dream, and follow her on:

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I wish you all the best,

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