Dear Sexy Awesome You

UnknownIt was one year ago, when I had a conversation with my sister when she suggested I start blogging.  I don’t remember the conversation as vividly as I would have in my youth, but it was something to the effect of “Get out there”.

Then the question was, what I am going to blog about.  The initial idea came because of my writing.  I am a book lover and in turn began an adventure in writing several years ago.  I have been taking classes and learning more about the craft but not really putting myself out there until this blog.

What do I ‘professionally’ know about writing and what could I give out there that would be helpful to others?

Then it hit me, lightening struck.  I do know a lot about Project Management and Leadership.  This is my day job, has been for almost a decade and guess what, some would say I am quite good at it.  Therein my platform for blogging was born.  I was going to write a little about me and my southern roots, writing, project management and leadership.

The gauntlet was thrown.  Now what the heck to name this blog?

This is where my lovely husband got involved and through our brainstorming ‘My Etch-A-Sketch Life’ was born.  It summed it up well for me.  We have lived many places, our lives taking many courses and through it all it’s been an adventure in which I continue to seek new experiences.  It’s frightening and exhilarating all at the same time, which explains my love of roller coasters.

Then my sister said get on twitter!  Social media this and link it all up was her comment to me.  Let me say, twitter was intimating at first, but that medium is addictive to me now.  I love twitter.  It’s pop culture with opinions and content in a brief format that for those with attention disorders or those in a hurry (like me) can pursue and enjoy quickly.

Gosh, that little sister of mine has really taught this old gal some new things!

So here I am one year later and evolving, and boy, you can tell from post to post.  I am updating my web page for my blog, adding more pages of content and having a great time doing it and connecting with all of you.  I love to read all the blogs I link back to, some for kicks and giggles, others for learning more about the things I enjoy.  My hope is you continue to check in from time to time and enjoy this blog as the evolution continues over 2013.

My ideas are over flowing and I hope to venture further and take you with me – stay tuned! This ride is just beginning.

Happy 1 Year Anniversary!

Muwha, ya all.


Shake My Etch-A-Sketch…


This blog is a new adventure for me, as I take more leaps toward my love of writing and sharing thoughts with others in a new forum… well at least for me anyway.  In trying to define exactly what I would write about it became a hodgepodge of many ideas in addition to what I should name this blog.  Thanks to my husband who helped me come up with “My Etch-A-Sketch Life”.

Do you remember when you would play on an Etch-A-Sketch to create something fantastic?  I would be so proud of my creation and showing it off to my parents and friends, it took strength of will to shake it up to create that new palate for my next work of art.  Sometimes I would receive praise to encourage me further, which in turn gave me the enthusiasm that my next creation on that grey board would be better than the last.  It was usually a gamble on whether it was better or not, but it was fun trying and of course when it went a little pear shaped you could give it a little shake, and well you know…

The difference is when someone shakes your Etch-A-Sketch and your no longer in control – ready for the clean canvas?  Ready or not, it’s what you do with it when your given the chance in your personal and/or your professional life.   Keep it exciting, shake your Etch-A-Sketch and in doing so, join me in the adventure.

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