Judy Handman

My thanks to Karen Kaufteil-Brilliant for finding me and directing me to this wonderful place of Steven's.  And, to those of you that I have connected with during the past few days, welcome back into my life with all of my heart. Until 1984, I was connected to all of you by a tiny piece of string that broke when the relationship became estranged.  I'm sorry for that.  I've missed you all so much and didn't even know it.  Yet another one of life's little surprises that make me smile and shake my head in wonderment.

How to bring you up to date after thirty years....it's impossible but I'll give it a go.  After my first year at Northeastern University, I married my high school sweetheart, Jeff, and moved to New Jersey where I graduated prelaw from Rutgers.  After graduating, I spent three weeks visiting my family in Los Angeles as they had relocated the year before.  During that time, I found my wings.  I didn't go back to New Jersey or to Jeff and there began my first of three divorces (ouch) and my life as a grownup (well, sort of anyway).

I began an Advertising career that would take me to the top of the broadcasting industry in Los Angeles until I found the Internet in 1995. I started by own consulting business to Internet startups in marketing and sales and branched out into program production for Internet syndication.  I also managed to find a few years to manage rock bands (a big mistake).   Currently, I have my own website in development and am writing for film and television.  Writing has become my passion and maybe I'll even let someone read something someday.  It's my own personal form of therapy.

All in all, I've been very lucky as I've been happy, healthy and comfortable. I like the person that looks back at me in the mirror everyday and am now sharing my life with my fourth husband, Paul, a wonderful Australian with a beautiful spirit and sense of himself.  I finally found the reason to find some balance in my life.  I didn't mention kids because I made the choice not to have any.

I'm grateful for all of my blessings.  So far, it's been a great ride (although I have stubbed a toe from time to time) and, somehow, I have the feeling that it will just keep getting better.  I, sincerely, hope that's true for all of us.

Please drop me a line if you remember me and even if you don't.  I'd love hearing from all of you.  And, I WILL be at the next reunion now that I have "connected" again.  

With all of my best wishes for peace in your heart and your head and all of the blessings that you deserve.