Chronicles of a Misadventurista

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Last year, on the morning of my 40th birthday, I woke up in a beautiful bed at Langdon Hall next to the man I love. This year, on the morning of my 41st birthday, I woke up in the spare bed, in the house of the man I love – both of which I can no longer call mine. What a difference a year makes. Even so, many of the realizations I came… Read More

For the past few years, I’ve been swimming against the crushing current of time that’s been sweeping me swiftly and inevitably towards my fortieth birthday. Why do we fear 40? Some psychologists say it’s because entering middle age is fraught with the same tensions — the same existential drama — as entering adolescence. It matters little to most of us that Sex and the City defied convention and posited that 40-something women can be as sexy and fabulous as… Read More

“She wins who calls herself beautiful and challenges the world to change to truly see her.” ― Naomi Wolf, The Beauty Myth  Would you rather be surrounded by beauty in all of its natural forms  — or be considered conventionally beautiful? Whether they are willing to admit it openly or even to themselves, countless women the world over would choose the latter. The beauty myth is well-documented in the Western world, where conventions… Read More