Writer, Comedian, Author of Gonepausal

Gail Forrest

I’m cheap, hate to shop and have anxiety about driving more than 100 miles alone.  I can’t order a $12 glass of wine without getting a small rash. The tollbooth gives me buyer’s remorse as flinging in $1.50 reminds me of the free back roads. Shopping makes me antsy, and after 10 minutes rifling through a clothing rack I desperately run for the nearest exit with some poor sales girls running after me.

I love sports and politics, although discussing politics has become more like a duel to the death than a conversation.   Sports is good neutral territory and I don’t get into too many fights talking about college basketball or football, although ironically it is getting more difficult to find a man with whom to watch games. 

Is there anything that doesn’t bring me anxiety?  I love to ride horses; this is anxiety proof except when the jumps get too big. I have been aiming at them for over 38 years and still cherish every minute in the saddle. I am now an ex-runner as I feared for my knees and the possibility of developing a limp in my old age. I have switched to weights, walking and yoga.  I am very bad at yoga and more than once felt like running out of class screaming.  I love my new little rescue dog Tulip and envy her hair color and innate ability to pose for a picture. That's her below.


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