TN10: Kristen Chase, Writer + Author
Your Age: 46
Beyond the bio: I never thought I’d be the person who’d count down the hours until I can sit in my bathtub full of melatonin Epsom salts and watch reality dating shows but here I am. Unapologetically, I might add. It’s amazing how the little things, like the right mug for my coffee, can make me so happy.
What makes you a grown-ass lady?
Since turning 40, I’ve started focusing energy on boundaries, especially professional ones, and putting myself first. I find myself looking at the cost/benefit of a lot of my choices: why am I doing this, how is this benefiting me, and what could I be doing instead?
Here’s her TueNight 10:
On the nightstand: My friend’s upcoming novel, Lunar Love.
Can't stop/won’t stop: Blasting music in my car and singing at the top of my lungs.
Jam of the minute: Anything Phoebe Bridgers, but particularly Graceland, too, for obvious reasons.
Thing I miss: Tranquil Breezes, my old scent from college from Victoria’s Secret.
‘80s crush: Ricky Schroder (ugh, I know).
Current crush: Ryan Reynolds. Always and forever, amen.
Latest fav find: Pixi Beauty On-the-Go Blush — I use it on my cheeks and lips.
Last thing you lost: Medicine. But as usual, it wasn’t actually lost.
Best thing that happened recently: I finished a TV pilot that I had always wanted to write. It’s an amazing feeling to finally do something you dreamed about, even if nothing comes of it.
Looking forward to: My book coming out! It’s been almost ten years in the making.