While I’ve spent the past two decades perfecting the art of helping others tell their story, I’ve rarely worked on telling my own, much less in a small box titled, “About Judy.” So here goes — I was born and raised in the great state of Texas, and I’m a very proud Texan, but no one was surprised when I decided to move to NYC. I’ll never lose my southern charm or accent and mainly use both of those traits now when the situation absolutely calls for it!
I once had a boss tell me there are two types of people in the world: those who know and those who want to know…be the one who knows. That boss actually fired me, but his words have always stuck with me. Ever since, I’ve been addicted to current events and People magazine, and not necessarily in that order.
The most important things to me in life are: family, lasting friendships, staying fit in order to always appear younger than I am, cavity-free dentist appointments, spectator sports (mainly football), travel, good food and wine along with the company of great friends to enjoy, experiencing life all over again through the eyes of my son, Jack, and living it all with my wonderful husband, Adam.
I was apparently an early talker, which those close to me have no problem believing. I like to think I’m witty, but many call it sarcastic. You decide! I thought I would be a journalist until my first journalism professor told me I was going to be an editor’s nightmare. His explanation was that I wrote like I talked and I never stopped talking! All this to say I love storytelling…and being a first-time forty-something mom in New York City — with a new direction in my career — I have a lot of stories to tell!