2) Carly Simon is the daughter of a wealthy family (Simon & Shuster Publishing). How would your life today be different if you knew there was a large sum of inherited money in your future? I wouldn't worry so much about outliving my retirement funds and ending up old and cold in a discarded Kenmore box on Lower Wacker Drive.
3) October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and Carly is a proud breast cancer survivor. Has breast cancer -- or cancer of any type -- touched you, your family or your circle of friends? My paternal grandmother had breast cancer. I'm grateful that she found it early, got good treatment and lived for a decade after her mastectomy. A friend of mine recently battled it, as well. Much younger than my grandma, with kids still in their teens who needed her. I am so impressed by how bravely she handled it all and am grateful she came through, as well.
5) Carly suffers from stage fright, a liability in her profession. When was the last time fear got the better of you? I get scared, of course, but I work very hard not to let it win out. When I was in therapy, my shrink told me the issue isn't what scares you, it's what your fears keep you from doing. I revisit her sage words whenever I feel a paralyzing panic coming on.
7) Autumn is known as "sweater weather." Is there a chill in the air where you are today? No, and I wish there was. 80º and rain just doesn't feel right for October.