I’m never going to be the one to say that I know how to do lots of things well. But, admitting when I’m wrong has always been one of them.
So, I’ve been wrong. You’ve been there for me through my on-air adventures, misadventures and job changes. You’ve asked how I’m doing when I’m cryptically tweeting Nietzche quotes or frantically trying to find a Z-pack abroad. You’ve guided me to the best restaurants from Seattle to Helena to Brooklyn to London. You’ve supported my charity causes. You’ve asked provocative questions about market gyrations and made suggestions of the ones I should be asking of CEOs and politicians. You’ve corrected my typos and commented on my op-eds. You’ve entertained my passport stamp collecting hobby and love of Katy Perry song quotes. And, all you’ve asked for in return is for more updates from my life! Well, I’ve been wrong in not giving them to you as often as you’ve wanted. And, for that, I’m sorry.
I know, I know…no excuses. But, you should know that being less share-y wasn’t without good reason. No, I haven’t been in Bali or I would have definitely told you about that. No, I haven’t been “finding myself” in flea markets or yoga studios around NYC or I would have also let you know in sweaty, smelly real-time. I’ve actually been pretty holed-up, with my head-down, learning more about website buttons and code than I ever thought I would. I’ve been writing, designing and creating something I knew needed to exist. I had a vision. I saw a void. I wanted to fill it.
It was tougher than I thought. I figured it out as I went. It was admittedly a whole heckuva a lot harder than I expected. But, since you know me, you know I’m not easily discouraged. And, I wasn’t. So, now I’m ready to tell you about it.
My vision was to make financial news as fun to read as US Weekly but as informative as The Economist; to put money content in a party dress; and, to tell the stories of women thriving in this recession.