I grew up on the outskirts of a small California town in the Central Coast. In the 1970s, I was raised on a communal farm with two hippie (sometimes hick) parents, three sisters and a brother. By the late 1970s, we relocated to the “city.” After watching countless episodes of the popular TV sitcom “Brady Bunch,” I struggled throughout the years to assimilate into mainstream society. Even today, I feel like an outsider.
Eventually, I graduated with a journalism degree from a four-year college (a first in my family). For the last 15 years, I have been a professional communicator and consultant for several Fortune 500 companies (working for “the man” as my parents would say). However, my dream has always been to write – creatively with a passion for telling the story of my own experiences and unique upbringing.
A few random things about me:
-I love Jesus.
-I love to sleep in socks – even when it’s hot.
-One of my pet peeves is the water and toothpaste spots on the bathroom mirror.
-My first piece of fiction I wrote was in the seventh grade that detailed a teenage love story entitled “California Dreamin.” My professor wanted me to have it published, but I never thought it was good enough.
-I wear my heart on my shoulder.
-I love sleeping in the pitch black, quietness.
-I seriously believe I am the best driver on the planet.
-I love storytelling – which is why I’m here.
-I ended up marrying the pizza cook. He drove me crazy. We have been together for 20 years.
-My first dog died in the car of heat stroke when I was five.
I started this blog with the hopes that my clear thoughts and epiphanies could have a positive impact. I also hope to someday publish my memoir.
Now living in suburbia with a loving husband and two beautiful children, I hope to offer some perspective into my daily life blended with my past – because moments matter.Follow