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I was a public figure who was regularly photographed alongside such famous faces as Henry Kissinger and Richard Branson. I went to all the glam parties, was fodder for gossip sites, had signed a deal with Bravo for a reality show, and dated more than my fair share of Mr.
And I was happy to be given that identity for a while, but it was all a lie. I grew up a nerd in Chicago, more likely to duck into the library than talk to other kids at recess. At 12, I thought I would never be kissed.
Boy, did I make up for that later.
I wanted to be like Carrie and her friends: I wanted to be glamorous and beautiful and dress well and have lots of dates. I could reinvent myself.
The show was my road map. The newfound male attention I received felt exhilarating. It was my swan song as well: I envisioned nonstop brunching and shopping. It had such an outsize influence on me that — even with a very expensive degree in government — I said to myself: I emailed the editor of amNewYork — the free daily paper — no fewer than 16 times in six months, begging for a column, even offering to do it for free.
I lived on food bought for me on dates and the occasional bodega tuna sandwich. There was no such thing as a bad date — only a good date or a good brunch story.
I went out with a prince: He was one of a few men who comprised the composite character Mr. We were all invited by a something billionaire to his Miami mansion; he even sent his private jet for us.
It was just him, the three of us and his butler and chef. I finally had to lock myself in the bathroom.
He sent us back on JetBlue. I was always the Carrie. There were humbling moments. I was devastated when Gawker tore me apart on a regular basis.
It was just ugly. I needed a break. Then, inone of my pilots was finally picked up by Bravo.
Producers sent me to a mind architect, a love coach and a witch in the pursuit of love. But it came too late: In my heart, I was finished trying to be Carrie. The experience made me really look at myself: I was trying so hard to be liked that it was coming across as inauthentic and bitchy.
Also, it was miserable to have cameras around all the time. I stopped blogging and writing. I rarely post on Instagram. These days I work as a change activist, mounting summits for world leaders and serving as an adviser to startups and entrepreneurs looking to better the planet.
But dating is not front and center in my life anymore, although it was all I talked about in my 20s.Sex and the City fans, now’s your chance to let your geek flag fly and stomp on my own observations, if you’re so inclined. So far, though, I’ve had the impression that geekiness is defined as much by how the world looks at what interests us as by how deeply we get involved with those interests.
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