I broke up with BNI Sky Valley Business Boosters Monroe on Valentine’s Day 2018. It’s painful. The relationship had been great: supportive, fun-filled, intellectually stimulating. I unhesitatingly recommend BNI as a source of highly competent professionals for hire in a wide range of industries, and as a mechanism for business professionals to grow their businesses by providing them with anything from public speaking practice to referrals. But my family schedule shifted and interferes with the BNI schedule. Family first.
I went in search of consolation and stumbled on a Sally Fields movie – Hello, My Name is Doris. OK, I like her, the plot summary is “A woman of a certain age finds her world turned upside down by a handsome new co-worker in a witty and compassionate late-life coming-of-age-story.” Good enough for me. No further research needed.
Flip it on and not only do I get Sally Fields in a ridiculous romantic comedy, I start it running to learn it’s set in NYC (my home town), and Tyne Daly, a hero of mine, co-stars. The secret prize in the box is a hoarding subplot, handled with gentle tact and a decent grasp of fact. JACKPOT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ♥♥♥♥♥ – one for each serendipitous movie element. Yes, I really like romantic comedies. Once upon a time, right after a particularly awful break-up, I cried through eight showings of Disney’s original Beauty and the Beast to cheer up.