I have a bizarre aversion to technology. Most of my friends and family find that odd, considering I only graduated high school in 2000, which puts me in the age of Google, and Microsoft, and of course the age of Apple. It took me years to get the iPhone. I didn’t understand why I wanted to use all those apps, or text my friends, 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. I always will be.
But here we are-doing a blog, adding a Facebook page, and communicating through the new wave of social media. To be blatantly honest-I’m a little nervous.
I’m not really sure about it, but hey, I’m adventurous and will always try things (well, most of everything) at least once.
I’ll be 30 this year. May not sound old to you-but that’s old to me. I’m pleased about where I am in my life, what I’ve learned, where I’ve been, and how I’ve turned out. My mom, if she was still 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. So needless to say, I’m happy.
This is the year that things change (or so I’ve been told). This is the year that I really 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. But although I have an aversion to technology, I don’t seem to have one to pain.
All my life I’ve made such an effort to separate my personal life from my professional life. To not be just “the hat girl”. To not be just “the kid who’s worked in retail forever already”. But I’ve come to the conclusion that those facets of my personality are a hugely definitive section of who I am today. 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 know “what the hell that girl really does with her life”.
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 22 years, runs her own store, tries to live an authentic and true life-while growing and changing, becoming a woman of her own.