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TN10: Sarah Monson, NFT Creator
Your Age: 45.
Basic bio: Sarah is a Gen-X woman, mom, wife, sister, and writer who started out in reality TV show casting (Survivor/The Bachelor) before moving on to ghostwriting TV commercials and music videos. She’s about to launch a Gen-X NFT collection that uses nostalgia for the past to help our generation forge ahead into the future of tech.
Beyond the bio: I used to pride myself on being a hearty Midwestener who could handle hard stuff. I am now focusing on ease, which is why I recently moved to Hawaii. It’s brutally expensive, and it’s not forever, but for now I get to enjoy warm night breezes and watching my daughter bury herself in the sand. But even in paradise shit happens. What I love about being over 40 is that I am basically invisible to the younger generations, which means they don’t see me coming. I just love surprising them.
What makes you a grown-ass lady?
I spent the first 40 years of my life loathing my body. But the last couple years, I have begun to embrace what I used to hate. Now, I just want to be healthy — at whatever size or shape that comes in. I would LOVE to go back and tell 10-year-old me, 21-year-old me, 32-year-old me: YOU ARE PERFECT the way you are. Also, invest in Apple.
Here’s her TueNight 10:
On the nightstand: Bottle of water, ear plugs, fan (I cannot sleep without my Vornado), week-old cough drop shellacked to the wood, dust, and a great book called Story Genius about how to cut through the crap and write that novel!
Can't stop/won’t stop: Laughing at farts.
Jam of the minute: “This Woman’s Work” by Kate Bush. Obviously, her other song is all the rage right now, but this song has forever shooketh me. (Runner-up: “In Liverpool” by Suzanne Vega. “Tom’s Diner” is ok, but this song is magic.)
Thing I miss: Driving a stick shift!
‘80s crush: Young Keanu Reeves.
Current crush: Mature Keanu Reeves.
Latest fav find: Crystals! For my 45th birthday I treated myself to a splurge at a crystal shop and really satisfied my teen witch dreams.
Last thing you lost: MY RIGHT TO GET AN ABORTION.
Best thing that happened recently: I went Ziplining!
Looking forward to: Launching my NFT collection. I have always been a creative person, not a business person. So Gen-X NFTs are a big step for me. I have employees!! I have contracts!! I have meetings!! What started out as a seed of an idea based on my love of the ‘80s and my grunge-y teens years has blossomed into something really special that I am super proud of.