About the Blog
Life is funny. It gives you opportunities for all kinds of things. Some you chose and some chose you. I want to share the experience of the jump when someone blurts out a double-dog-dare or the universe simply pushes you… The choice you make next is yours. I prefer humor to curling up in a ball and hiding under the blankets so I will do my best to tell you stories… Hopefully fun ones, but I can’t promise not to be serious once in a while. Some will be mine and some will be from others I’ve met along the way…
What’s your double-dog-dare that challenged you to take a plunge from the high dive?
After 22 years of corporate bios and resumes (you can still find those on LinkedIn and my website), I wanted to tell you about me. Not just what I’ve done, but who I am. So, here’s stuff about me. Not necessarily in any prioritized order…
I grew up on a cul-de-sac street in Southern California with 11 boys. One of them was my brother.
I was one of the youngest but not one of the smallest. I was one of the fastest and I had a pink bike.
I started speaking in complete sentences (so Mom says) at age 2 and have not stopped talking since.
I failed nap-time in preschool and kindergarten…something about not being able to stay quiet, (go figure).
I was only allowed to hold the prestigious job of “Milk Monitor” once in Kindergarten. I’ll tell you that story later and (sigh) yes it had a lot to do with a double-dog-dare.
When I was in elementary school, girls couldn’t wear pants (no I’m not a pioneer), so I always had shorts on under my dresses since most of my free time was spent upside down or perched on the cross bar high above the swing set.
I don’t tan…not because I don’t want to. I just simply can’t. I have freckles. Mom called them dirt spots…the old man outside of the general store in San Antonio Texas when I was 4 years old said they were angel kisses. I like his version better.
My guardian angel spent most of my youth cringing as I had a propensity to hurtle myself off many things…like balance beams, uneven parallel bars, diving boards, roof tops and the pepper tree out in the back yard.
I love the water and have gills right behind my ears. (Seriously? What do you think?)
I love to laugh. I love to read. I love to discuss. I love animals (no reptiles, thank you). I currently have two dogs. Yes, dogs will be in my stories.
I apparently didn’t get my fill of boys growing up. I have three of my own…two biological and one foster son. And I love them!
I love puzzles of all kind. I’m a solver and a strategist. I must have a plan, be working on a plan, be deconstructing a plan…..
If there is a challenge I’m in. The words “Double-Dog-Dare” are my kryptonite propelling me immediately into “Oh Yeah? Watch this!” (Yes, this will be a recurring theme).
I have learned over time that…Just because you can, doesn’t mean you should.
In 2011 my Entrepreneurial adventure began.
I have a wicked sense of humor that I desperately try to filter and put the brakes on. Maybe blogging will give it an outlet.