“I wanted a perfect ending. Now I’ve learned, the hard way, that some poems don’t rhyme, and some stories don’t have a clear beginning, middle, and end. Life is about not knowing, having to change, taking the moment and making the best of it, without knowing what’s going to happen next. Delicious Ambiguity.” This is one of my favorite quotes – spoken by the incredibly talented and funny Gilda Radner.
Being a serious planner (I love spreadsheets!) since as long as I can remember, it has been a process learning to embrace the uncertainty of life. Realizing I was a lesbian at age 21, being diagnosed with breast cancer at age 40 and falling into the improv comedy scene at age 49 have all helped. This photo is from one of my all time favorite improv scenes (I’m in the striped jacket). My scene partner Jen and I are two pilots messed up on Ambien trying to land the plane. It was a beautiful scene where we all trusted each other and found ourselves in a magical mind meld. It is impossible to convey the freedom you feel when you let go of needing to know where a scene is heading and just let it unfold as it happens in the moment.
Life is an adventure…and the current phase of that adventure has landed me in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. My wife Jan and I settled into a 1910 Colonial Revival home we remodeled in December 2016. It is located in a lovely neighborhood of historic homes called Regent Square adjancent to the beautiful and abundant Frick Park. We moved here after many years in San Diego (50 for Jan, originally from Beaufort, SC; 30 for me who grew up in Belle Vernon, PA). We are semi-retired – planning to remodel and flip historic homes while also pursuing whatever other endeavors strike our fancy. For me, it’s likely to be improv comedy, acting and writing/producing (sketch, musicals, short films). For Jan, it’s TBD…stay tuned and you may find her behind a pottery wheel or laying tile or serving as docent at a local conservatory.
Are we done selling real estate? Apart from our own real estate investments, we will no longer represent clients in real estate. However, we have a growing network of competent agents to refer our friends to. Having had our share of bad experiences with incompetent agents in the past, we know how important it is to be well represented.
More updates to come as our adventure unfolds….
Peace and Love,