Our girl hates About sections. Because, when you really think about it, what can a person say about themselves when they’re in the middle of the story that is their life?
But, for those who have a burning desire to know, our girl is middle-aged – soon to be 59, which she’s unpleasantly reminded of whenever she spends too much time gardening or dancing. That said, she’s looking forward to the big six-oh, & plans to skydive on that day to celebrate.
She’s childless by choice. She was never a girly-girl who played with baby dolls (and her Barbie dolls never had babies, either). Based on observations of her friends’ families and her own family, she decided at the age of nine that she would never have children, reasoning that it would be really arrogant of her to assume responsibility for another life or lives when she didn’t know if she’d be capable of taking care of herself.
She’s an honourably discharged veteran of the US Army and college educated, graduating cum laude with a degree in English. Twice-divorced, though now happily in a relationship with the best man she’s ever known.
Our girl is a voracious reader. She’s a serious film buff, with a predilection towards arcane indy and foreign films. She’s addicted to PC games, loves to cook for her partner and her friends and is good at gardening (her secret wish was to get a job on Ground Force, but the show ended). She has a tropical fish tank containing 12 fish that are named after her favourite film directors and fictional characters, and a large stuffed Eeyore that she sleeps with. Her personal traits include creativity, sensitivity, empathy, compassion, a quick temper, and an inability to forgive which she continues to struggle with.
She’s been writing – poems, essays, short stories – since she was nine years old.