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Friday, March 18, 2016

Women with freedom hair

I went out to dinner last night with two powerhouse women with big freedom hair, both of them authors I've worked with in the past, one a college professor who years ago hired me as an editor at a magazine. She is the ultimate connector, the woman who knows everyone. When I was laid off three years ago, and the company was trying not to count the years I'd worked for the magazine before their monolithic corporate forces acquired it, this woman was the person who called me up as soon as she heard and advised me to call her friend, an employment attorney. Her lawyer friend not only billed me at well below the going rate, she was completely successful in resolving the situation. This friend with whom I had dinner last night was also the person I called when I wanted to find a new agent; she went into her virtual rolodex and gave me names, and even called ahead on my behalf. She's also referred people to me for work, and she made me look good last year when I was hired to edit a commemorative issue for a museum's 90th anniversary and she said yes to writing one of the articles. I'd do anything this woman asked of me, because she's just one of those people. Turns out she had asked us two women to dinner last night because she felt at an impasse. She wanted to brainstorm about the next stage of her life, and get our input. The three of us ended up having an animated conversation about what we wanted from life now, how it had changed from previously, and how we might put the pieces in place to make the fantasy come true. Women together. It can be magic.


10 comments:

  1. I love this post as I ache for women with whom I can discuss my life at what seems to be not an impasse but a gigantic leap. I've never heard the term freedom hair but I understand it with such an open heart and I envy this great beauty this wildness. xoxox

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    1. I too yearn for women like this at this juncture. Freedom hair sounds like a marvelous thing. Maybe we should start a private freedom hair blog...

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    2. Ms.Paddington,

      It is no surprise to me that you know and mix with women of this caliber. I'm happy you got the help needed and I love the term "Freedom Hair."

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  2. Sounds great, truly. And strengthening. I'm full of admiration and also
    a deep wistfulness.

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  3. Sounds like a productive evening. Synergy!

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  4. Dear god I wish I could have been there.

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  5. Such good vibes. We need each other.

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  6. Jealous! And just so ya know, the word "sparkle" came to mind as I read this post, like Disney magic love sparkle or something.... So glad for you to have her in your life and ever more glad for you to be aware and appreciative of the magic ;)

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  7. This sounds like an inspiring dinner! I need one of these.

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  8. I just love it -- I think it's one of the few unadulterated pleasures of "getting older," -- how women friendships are even more essential than ever and how we now truly acknowledge that fact!

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