ICEBREAKER: WHEN YOU WERE A KID, WHAT DID YOU WANT TO BE WHEN YOU GREW UP?
I played a crazy number of sports (all well, with much passion), played a few instruments (badly, with zero passion), sang (well, with much passion). I was a voracious reader and would spend hours in the quiet of my room living with new people in interesting places all over the world. I suppose, had it been up to me, I would have pursued being a professional tennis player. The biggest complaint about me (mostly from the mums and other ladies at the club) was that I was not ladylike enough; I played like a man. In retrospect, that might have been exactly what was needed a decade or more before the Williams sisters hit the scene.
GOING DEEPER: IS THERE SOMETHING YOU’VE DREAMED OF DOING FOR A LONG TIME? WHY HAVEN’T YOU DONE IT?
Write the damned book. I haven’t done it because my priorities change – the minute I have the time and inclination simultaneously something, a big thing, comes up. It sounds like an excuse to me, too, but it’s an honest to goodness thing. Time to make another effort!