I subscribe to British comedian Stephen Fry’s take on the wise words of my late fellow countryman: “Oscar Wilde said that if you know what you want to be, then you inevitably become it. That is your punishment. But if you never know, then you can be anything. There is a truth to that. We are not nouns. We are verbs. I am not a thing—an actor, a writer. I am a person who does things—I write, I act. And I never know what I am going to do next…you can be imprisoned if you think of yourself as a noun.”
While I’ve ceased considering myself a noun, one of the things I do is write. Over the course of my meandering career, I’ve contributed to a wide range of publications, including the New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Vanity Fair, Variety, Forbes, Women’s Wear Daily, Brides, The Knot, The Bump, Elle, People, In Style, In Touch, Town & Country Travel, Pilates Style, Life & Style, SELF, Star, The Daily Front Row, Irish Tatler, Australian Harper’s Bazaar, Elephant Journal and Rebelle Society.
Every secret of a writer’s soul, every experience of his life, every quality of his mind is written large in his works.