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Women Worth Knowing: Where are they now? Irene, Kim, and Grace


It’s about time for us to check in on some of our early Women Worth Knowing profilees, don’t you think? Look for these to pop up from time to time.

Checking in with Irene
1. What’s new in your life since we “met” you?
Nothing much. Same husband, same kid, same job, same ennui, same boobs. Yep, much the same.

2. What do you hope to accomplish in the next year?
I need to rewrite, and that means to actually sit my posterior down and WRITE, my novel. It’s too good to let it sit. Oh, and help my kid make it into an awesome college where she can blow stuff up for fun and get paid/make good grades for it.

3. What do you think makes a woman worth knowing?
I would think it’s a combination of many things: Wit, humor, intellect, humility, pride, self-awareness. We are all so much more than the sum of our parts (yes, trite and overdone, but still true) that there is no real equation or formula. It just is!

Checking in with Kim
1. What’s new in your life since we “met” you?
Nothing really, just one less kid at home. I think I already sent you the updated web url for the business last year. Other than that, I’m older and have decidely uncute hair. Deep stuff over here.

2. What do you hope to accomplish in the next year?
I hope to have really gone up in my business to where it is honestly a business, not a hobby. I hope to be debt free or close to it. I hope to be a better Mom.

3. What do you think makes a woman worth knowing?
Is she a decent person? Does her family respect her? Is she true to herself? Then she is worth knowing.

Checking in with Grace
1. What’s new in your life since we “met” you?
Since I was profiled I went from being a laid off, stay at home mom by force to the ranks of the employed. Both kids are in school now so the timing was perfect for me. I am in a totally new industry which was a big adjustment because after just shy of 20 years in the t-com industry where I was a go to for knowledge, I was on the bottom rung for a couple months. It was not a position I was very comfortable with but genius that I am, I caught on quick. =) Besides–and take note, corporate America–superior customer service can not be discounted in a competitive marketplace. Since July, I have racked up over a dozen customer letters saying what a wonderful experience it was do to business with us versus our various competitors. I am also very blessed to work with a ridiculously nice group of kind, caring, but delightfully snarky people. I have found my niche!

2. What do you hope to accomplish in the next year?
In the next year, I’m hoping I’ll get more of a renewed handle on working motherhood. I got rusty at the whole work 8 hours away, work another 8 hours when you get home thing, and being a few years older isn’t helping! I’m getting it all done, it’s just at the expense of me time of any kind. Much as I hate to quote a Real Housewife of New Jersey, “Happy wife, happy life” is a truism. Besides, “Staggering from one day to the next” doesn’t have quite the same ring to it.

3. What do you think makes a woman worth knowing?
No one formula makes up the right answer. I value different women in my life for different reasons. Some are funny, some are the still waters that run deep, some are brassy, some are bold, some are quietly brilliant and others just fabulous for any number of reasons. What they all have in common is being smart whether that means books or life experience and all bring value to my life.

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Happy. That about covers it.

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