First off, I'd like to point out that I refuse to write my "bio" in the third person. My website is a way to speak with YOU, and I'm not going to act like someone other than myself wrote this.
Second, thanks for stopping by. This is my personal home on the World Wide Web, and you being here gives this home another purpose, other than indulging myself.
All of our attention spans are limited, so I might as well get to the point... what am I ABOUT?
What do you do?
Oh man, everything. I've always had so many interests, EXCEPT for having a 9-5. At the time of this edit (January 2023), I've done a pretty good job of pursing those things during my 40 trips around the sun. But my primary source of income has remained consistent since I was 17: I work as a bartender/server in the restaurant industry. It has always offered the flexibility to pursue my interests and income (like, being a public speaker within the auto show circuit), and although I have taken hiatus here and there, I don't think I will ever fully leave. Aside from monetary income, working in restaurants has given me friendships, character development, and life skills and lessons. I agree with the generic statement that everyone should spend 6 months working in the industry; it will truly transform a person.
I've always been intrigued by the communication of the internet, and when social media came along, I was immediately attracted to [what I interpreted as] "electronic scrap-booking." Now that it has evolved into this goofy monster where people are making their living on it, I'm beginning to explore some avenues, which is most of what you'll find organized on this website.
I know you from TV/web hosting, What happened with that?
I love connecting with an audience and developed aspirations of becoming a television host/personality. But as my experience grew, and I became more involved, my eyes were opened to what it really means to be in the media industry. I was faced with a personal dilemma:
either "sell out" to achieve working success, or
stay true to my morals and leave something (on-camera work) which brings me great joy.
I chose the latter.
Although I'm trying to keep this About page short, I support your right to internet-stalk, and if you want to read about my industry journey and decision to "retire," I made a sub-page here: Industry Journey.
Despite my decision to abandon corporate pursuits, I can continue to create videos and blogs as my own boss. Which leads me to...
What's on this website?
Although I have no desire to work for "the man," my passion for communication hasn't gone anywhere. I've always loved to write, and the computer and internet are very therapeutic for me. Technology continues to advance, and the internet is literally at everyone's fingertips. Having personal platforms to create and share information are more efficient and easier than ever.
In October 2015, this website was transformed from a promotional tool/hosting resume, to my personal blog where I shared my stories, uncensored thoughts, and web videos. But social media seems to now replace the necessity of a website, so now my website moreso serves as a tool to organize all the social media content. Additionally, to those whose interest(s) I have captured to extend further than social media videos, this website can be a quiet place to "read more."
WHO are you?
I find it challenging to describe myself, especially when I'm trying to keep this short, so here is another sub-page with an elaboration of who I am today: My Being.
Overall, I here to live a QUALITY life. I'm not living to be a slave to the dollar bill, or fulfill an artificial reality. I am living to learn as much as I can, exercise my 5 senses while they still work, and to overall make the most of the short period of time that we are above the ground.
I'm some broad from Chicago that is looking to connect with like-minded individuals. If you love
humor that doesn't cater to someone else's sensitive feelings,
having a life without advertisements everywhere,
sustaining the earth,
drinking craft beer,
eating food that is made without artifical ingredients,
using the mind to create a positive life, or
not being someone who whines/is constantly offended,
then we have something in common.