We have arrived in the Lower 48.

I have arrived in the lower 48.  However, it is imperative to note that those who live in the lower 48 do not call it the 'lower 48'. How long did I live in Alaska?  My family was waiting for us in our new neighborhood when the caravan of trucks, U-hauls, boats, and motorcycles approached... Continue Reading →

Was I the issue? Maybe it WAS me?

The adventure continues... For all of you keeping track, I am now up to 65 applications submitted. Five rejection notifications, three interviews for one not selected position, and one interview today for a company and position I want, leaving 58 possibilities open. I am not worried. Experts say there are plenty of jobs, but no... Continue Reading →

My dad…the backstage manager.

I talk a lot about my mom. In addition to being my mentor, she is my sounding board, cheerleader, and friend. But… my father is my backstage manager. We haven't always had the most harmonious of relationships. I was a girl, he was a father… it was like Oreos without the milk sometimes. The intentions... Continue Reading →

Another Challenge- Chapter 1

Thank goodness for writing challenges- sometimes they come exactly when I need to flee the yuckiness of reality and embrace a world of my own creation. This challenge was to write the first chapter of a book with the first line being- There weren't always dragons in the valley. Tell me what you think... There... Continue Reading →

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