Finally got around to reading my February issue of O The Oprah Magazine and became inspired to write my six-word memoir, a la Larry Smith’s contest over five years ago.

I began by jotting down some words I thought would work — writer, soulful, reflective et al. Then I wrote, “I will write until I perish” (a nicer, more concise variation of “I will not retire. They will pry the pen out of my cold, dead hands”).

But then what popped into my head was something a friend said to me over a year ago. Yep, it’s my six-word memoir:

Zen chick with a Jersey edge.