Lara Logan from "60 Minutes," as the world knows, has been put on involuntary leave for a segment of reporting. Here is that story. Time will tell if her career can bounce back and how much. But for now, Logan is no longer golden.
Yes, even the pretty girls wind up not having it so easy, after all. When we plain janes were struggling to find a place, any place, for us to fit in on planet earth our reference points were the pretty girls in high school, college, and our first few jobs. The room lit up when they walked in. It was straight out of princess fairy tales.
Then, of course, life happens. The prince leaves the princess or the princess goes to the trauma of divorcing the drunk she marries. Those promotions at work go to the attractive-enough, not necessarily the beauty queens. And, aging overtakes us all.
Some may wish the pretty girls the worst of things. Most of us are just curious how they cope with the non-Disney parts of a life. So, I am tracking Logan. In my suffering, I turned to psychotherapy, executive coaching, religion, geographics, academic degrees, achievement, compulsively rescuing animals, and booze. It will be enlightening to find out what tools she picks up to manage pain.