I want to level with Trump about the horrors she deals with.”Dating a jerk“Writing the songs for this album was like therapy.I was dating someone for two years and went through a terrible breakup in November. I coped by spending time with family and friends, shopping and watching Netflix.Almost three years ago, my brother overdosed on heroin at age 43.
My life was coming apart, unspooling with great speed, like kite string on a gusty day.
But at least seeing me through it was the great love of my life, the man who called me the great love of his. During the five years of our painfully passionate, on-again, off-again relationship Wayne had always kept the deeper parts of himself from me, hidden like treasure, like bits of gold and glinting emeralds I could only dream of uncovering. It occurred to me that it was entirely possible that my best days were long gone.
My intent is to climb Tanzania's Kilimanjaro in late July, when I turn 51. Aconcagua, the tallest mountain outside of Asia, is 22,834 feet above sea level. I've hired a trainer who's climbed Kili to help get me into shape and I've been challenging myself in other ways: whitewater rafting, trekking the Appalachian Trail — doing things to test my nerve, my body.
Five months or so after that, I'll summit Aconcagua in Argentina. This spring I plan to ascend a few 14,000-foot peaks in Colorado with some of my brother's friends.
I do a lot of campaigning with her, and want to be able to support her in ways that mean a lot to her.