Posts tagged "growing up"

10 reasons how being a child of the 70’s and teen of the 80’s made me a better adult today

I’m really so fortunate to have been born and raised in the time that I was. I know this sounds like an old-fart thing to say, but I really am thrilled to have experienced things that kids today have no clue about. I’m a Gen-Xer, and damn proud of it. We didn’t have cell phones.... Read more »

Chicago Baby, L.A. Lady

Chicago Baby, L.A. Lady
For 6 months after college, I served slop, answered phones, videotaped other people making memories and sold the only remaining evidence I had of a broken engagement. That time in my life represents several endings to many chapters. Doors closed, never to open again. Yet I was ok. I had hope. Then one day, on... Read more »
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