So I’ve been keeping something a bit of a secret but I thought I’d share it with you guys since, well, this morning I did a podcast about it.
Next week I’m going to see Oprah (like half the country). Yay! Oprah! But what I haven’t told many people is that I bought myself a VIP ticket. A ticket which cost me (are you sitting down? Should I make you a martini first?) $2547.
It’s a hell of a lot of money.
But for me? It’s worth it.
I’m 43. I’ve been watching Oprah since I was about 20 years old.
I used to tape (on a video cassette – remember those?) episodes of her daytime talk show and watch them when I got home from university in the 90s.
These days I record her Oprah Winfrey Network shows on Fox and watch them late at night when my three little kids are asleep.
And in all honesty – other than my parents – Oprah has probably been the single greatest influence or teacher in my life.
Oprah talks about the most defining moment of her life – being kicked out of home at 14. Post continues below.
I can feel you rolling your eyes.
But it was via The Oprah Winfrey Show that I was introduced to the wisdom and words of people like Maya Angelou and Toni Morrison, Brene Brown, Cheryl Strayed and Gavin De Becker.