Here’s a bit about me to give you some insight on my perspective on life and my motivation to create this blog for you.
Anyone who knows me knows how I feel about Eleven-Eleven; to me it’s everything. For one, it is my birthday; I certainly got lucky there. And now it has the added significance of being the official launch of the Working From Home Blog. I could not have picked a more auspicious date to enter the world and to embark on this journey with you.
Personally, I was born and raised in Connecticut. I did my Bachelor’s degree in Denver, Colorado and studied law in Nebraska. I now live on the shore in Stonington with my faithful companion George. I am happily single but am very open to a new romance. Is it me or is this beginning to sound a bit like a match profile?
I am close with my family and friends. More often than not, we are enjoying one another’s company in my home. I have created a warm and inviting space for us, and sharing it in this way is one of my greatest pleasures.
I am predictable in my routine when not working. For example, I always start George’s walk clockwise around the block, always do a yoga and a spin on Saturday and Sunday, and never miss bringing around the trash and recycling on Monday morning.
Professionally, I started my career as an attorney, but after six years decided “the juice wasn’t worth the squeeze,” left the practice of law, and bee-lined to Corporate America. I was ready for a change so took a chance (and a big pay cut), and started as an Administrative Assistant in a Program Management Office (“PMO”) at an area Fortune 500 company.
At night and on weekends, I waited tables and tended bar to help pay the bills. I figured if I am going to work for someone other than myself, I most certainly want the benefits that went along with it like a 401k, Pension Plan, insurance and paid vacations and holidays (and ultimately an excellent severance), so to me the move was worth the risk.
Fast forward about 15 years, and another corporation where I work in a quasi-PMO type capacity, and here I am. I am now Working From Home full-time, and I LOVE IT!!!
Truthfully, I am grateful for my career thus far, and I give it my all (some days maybe too much), but to me, it is just work. When I finish for the day, it is the very last thing I want to think about. If someone asks me what I do, I string together a few inarticulate sentences and hope that they are bored enough to change topics.
Don’t get me wrong; I am not ready to give up my day job. But, I have always thought of myself (and hoped I was) as a tad more creative than the nightmarish spreadsheets that seem to find their way to me as hard as I try to run from them.
This blog is my commitment to live a creative life and to inspire, uplift, and motivate all of our community.