I always think of myself as a working girl.
I'm comfortable in my own skin, no matter how far it's stretched. Ha ha.
I still have my first paycheck. It was just, I think, a dollar or two that I got when I started as a songwriter with BMI, and I had some songs there that I had through the company, and in the mail I got this big old check for, like, a dollar and a half or something. Somebody had recorded one of my songs.
I think I became more productive through not having children. I never really had the desire to have them. My husband didn't want them either, so it worked out well.
Maria Doyle Kennedy