Beautifully Human / Robin Bathke

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Robin Bathke / Nashville, Tennessee


As we continue our series today called Beautifully Human...

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We focus on the beauty of humans and the power in their stories…

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Through telling their stories we hope to connect this world. To spread some love and humanity...

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To show a common thread of beautiful humans…

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This week we go to Nashville, Tennessee with Robin Bathke to hear her incredible story...

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Robin is an incredibly wonderful and kind woman. She accepted me into her family immediately. We share beautiful conversations and her insight is very incredible. 

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Let’s all be beautifully human… 

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Tell me a story that shaped your life…


- I feel that my life was shaped by my upbringing, as is true for so many people. Growing up with a father who drank too much, became abusive, and would take it out on my mother who didn’t stand up for herself, led to me not having much self esteem or self worth. My mother coped by drinking and taking pills, which led her into a depression. Growing up feeling life was out of control shaped me into someone who tried to control even the smallest thing since the big things were unmanageable. It’s been a long process, one I haven’t yet overcome, to feel worthy.

Since my father told me I was not worthy and that it would be a waste of his money to send me to college, it shaped me into not believing in myself. I married as a teenager and then allowed the will of my partner to override what I wanted in life, I was not familiar or comfortable with standing by what I wanted. I believed in the old fashion belief that if I made my partner happy and gave in to all his wishes, we’d be happy. So I compromised a lot, giving up schooling and a career to make him happy. That led to years of built up anger and frustration at giving in to his wishes with not putting myself first.



Tell me a story that enriched your life…


- Having my beautiful daughter has enriched me beyond my wildest dreams. That she is a strong woman who stands up for herself has made me incredibly proud since I have lacked that trait in myself.



Tell me a story of crazy life…


- It really was crazy to move from the Midwest to Aspen CO in the early 80’s, right into the lives of the rich, powerful and drugged. We were fish out of water, trying to make a life amongst the millionaires and billionaires. It was a sharp learning curve that took its toll on our marriage. After 19 years we chose to leave to have a more sane life.




What brings you the most joy / smile the most...


- I am so happy my daughter has found someone to share her life with. Although she is a complete woman on her own, it is wonderful to see her have a partner who respects her and brings her joy.



If you were given a plane ticket to anywhere, where would you go…


- If there was not the pandemic, I’d probably look into a trip to Malta, or maybe Transylvania. Or Norway and Sweden in the summertime.



Traveling is my life, and has also saved my life. It shows the beauty of other cultures and humans. Tell me a story of your favorite travel moment…


- The magic of sitting outside at dusk in Athens as the lights came on the Acropolis, just magical.


Hearing the howler monkeys in Costa Rica after sunset.



In another life, what are you doing…


- I would have gone to college and pursued a career in something I enjoyed and felt passionate about.



What is your greatest accomplishment…


- Having my daughter and she still likes me. (At least that’s what she tells me...)



What is your biggest fear…


- Being in a lot of pain as I get older and not being able to get around. Also getting dementia and not being able to function.



What is your biggest regret…


- Not putting myself first and standing up for what I want.



If you had the ear of every person in the world, what would your message be…


- PEOPLE OF THE WORLD- War really is not the answer, it hasn’t worked for the last two thousand years and it’s not going to work for the next two thousand. Oh and also, WE didn’t elect this disgrace of a person in our White House. We know he’s a fool and destroying our country and we need help stopping his destruction.



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