• Doing It All Again...For The Very First Time

    I have a bizarre aversion to technology. It's odd, considering I graduated high school in 2000, which puts me in the age of Google, and Microsoft, and of course of Apple. I only bought a smart phone recently. I didn't understand why I needed apps, or texting, when I could just pick up the phone, or write a thank you note, the old school way, instead of sending an email. I didn't want anyone to know that I loved spinach on Facebook, or that I was eating lunch in a certain part of the city with certain people. I'm private. I always have been. And I always will be.
    But here we are-doing a blog, adding a Facebook page, Twitter blasts and communicating through the new-to-me wave of social media. And to be blatantly honest-I'm a little nervous.
    But I've been known to be adventurous and will always try most things at least once.
    I'll be 32 this year. That may not sound old to you, but it feels old to me. I'm pleased about where I am in my life, what I've learned, where I've been, and how I turned out. My mom, if she were alive, would say I'm "a good kid, a good hardworking, honest kid". My father, who lives in San Rafael with his wife tells me he's proud of me. My husband is s constant source of inspiration for me on a daily basis. So needless to say, I'm quite happy.
    But I've been told that these are the years that things change. The time I try and figure out where I am, where I've come from, and where the hell I'm going. These growing pain are just that-painful. And although I have that aversion to technology, I don't seem to have one to pain.
    All my life I've made an effort to separate my personal life from my professional life. To not be just "the hat girl", although that description is only one of many facets that define who I am. Maybe it's time for those who know me professionally to know me personally (even though that may end up being messy in some aspects) and for those who know me personally to see how I'm viewed professionally.
    So here we go...
    The curtain is raised, the stage is set and we'll tell a little story about a girl who's been in retail for 24 years, runs her own store, tries to live an authentic and true life-while growing and changing, becoming a woman of her own.


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