He answered the phone. I was thankful. I decided I was going to be straightforward with him about what happened with the club and make a decision about my next steps from there. We were homeless and I was not going to be able to afford this motel for more than a couple more nights.… Continue reading Rock Stars Shop at Target Too!
Funny thing, after posting Red Beer and Ice Cream I got a text from an old friend (thanks, Amy) reminding me that I was a "pavement pounder" and failed to mention two short lived parts of my professional career during the transition between bartending in Hayward and working at Dreyer's. Part of my journey involves… Continue reading Stuck at Motel 6. Now What?
If you've ever held an "Area Sales Manager" position or are familiar with the traditional responsibilities of the title, you would have also been confused by the expectations of this new position I accepted. I left Nestle Ice Cream on a Friday and rode BART from San Leandro to San Francisco first thing the following… Continue reading Eye Shadow and Rock Stars
My last day in a corporate environment was April 20, 2016. It felt like the great escape. I have spent the last year and a half overthinking my career history and vowing to learn from it and never return. I was immensely unhappy and I refused to live with that. I made a promise to… Continue reading Red Beer and Ice Cream
I thought about writing this blog long before I took the initiative to actually sit down and write and that’s mostly because of continual encouragement from my husband who really wanted me to write my auto biography. The thought of writing a book felt overwhelming because I wasn’t confident in my ability to tell my… Continue reading Me too… over and over again. #MeToo
Have you ever looked back on your life and wanted to kick yourself in the ass for associating with someone for way too long? Do you ever wonder why you tolerated things from people that you wouldn’t tolerate at all today? Yea, me too. A lot happened after I returned home to California. It’s true… Continue reading Church Makes Everything Better, Right?
I moved back to California and left it all behind in Washington. I left my furniture behind, packing only what I could fit in my Chevy Cavalier. It was me, my clothes and personal items, again. I was driving the Cascade Mountains the reverse route, back to California. I’m not sure how I felt or… Continue reading Going Back to Cali…
If you’ve been following my story, you know that I left my hometown in Fremont, California to start over in Vancouver, Washington. I was 19 and looking forward to the adventure. The links below will take you back to the beginning of my story so you can easily catch up. Just now joining me? Welcome!… Continue reading 19 Years Old and Free!
I’m going to take this opportunity to give my parents a break, first of all. Our circumstances were just shitty. Nobody ever wrote a training manual on marriage or parenting that was a perfect science and I can’t say I’ve ever found one that throws a spinal cord injury and a divorce into the mix.… Continue reading Your Kids are Watching, Remember? Divorce and Co-Parenting
Before I go further to talk about what happened after I left California, I want to go back to an important topic. Having children. I beg of you, if you decide to have kids, let them be kids! Your children were not put on this earth to pick up the slack or handle the overflow… Continue reading To Parent or not to Parent?