Spiral of Life
Humans are complex, multi-faceted people. A combination of people, places, objects, ideas and opinions that shape and mold. Rarely do we get to see the process behind how they became who they are today.
Life is not exactly a circle, but a spiral. With each year that cycles through the ring grows wider, expansive, filled with experience. Themes will appear and re-appear as we wind round, repeating often but never exactly the same, growing and evolving as we do.
Behind every one of the successful jobs listed on my LinkedIn profile is the unmentioned work of years before: experiments, trials, failures. The very nuances that provide dimension and personality that make us each unique.
This list is different. Encompassing all aspects of of my life both personal and professional that has influenced and shaped me into the person I am today.
How about you?
BRIC: learning studio podcasting, field recording.
Game based marketing, video game design
Research link between Austism Spectrum, Tech Culture and critical role of cursive handwriting.
Re-focus Web Design Business (Squarespace), begin 2 week Design Process.
Explore world of Co-working Spaces, Diversity + Inclusion, Women in Tech
General Assembly Product Management Bootcamp
Research fallout from SESTA/FOSTA law within Sex Positive/Alt Sex Communities, 1st amendment right to free speech.
Fascinated by Stand-up Comedians
Integrate ADA Web Accessibility into Design Projects
Attend Marie Forleo B-school: begin studying course platforms and designing on-line curriculum.
Discover Dr. Tung ionic tooth brushes = game changer, begin questioning modern dentistry.
Gifted an Instant Pot= Game changer to eat more wholesome meals.
Discover Marie Kondo, human centered approach to staying organized and clutter free.
Assistant Camp Grubmaster (Baden Powell Scouting Troop). Campsite cook, responsible for gear and food. Documented all processes and curated equipment list for future new troops.
Volunteer: Career Day Speaker, Sunset High School Brooklyn
Self-Taught Web Design, Start Freelance (WordPress)
Discover Katonah Yoga, deep basics that focus on listening to the language of the body.
2nd Nanowrimo: Coming of age novel
First Nanowrimo: Futurist Sci-Fi middle grade novel.
Certification Training: Waldorf Handwork Teacher (incomplete)
Discover Seth Godin Books: Humble observations of universal human behavior, proposing innovative solutions.
Return to NYC
Discover Waldorf Education: child development as a wholistic study, currently lacking from public education.
Start Kick Boxing: for the first time unlock real physical power.
Discover E-myth Revisited by Micheal Gerber: Bible for creative entrepreneurs starting businesses.
Project: Barbapapa Doll House. Handmade rooms from natural ingredients including accessories and dolls
Travel: Germany, England, Holland, Switzerland, Italy, Spain
Discover Montessori Education: children are incredibly capable if we provide the space, tools and get out of the way.
Fluency in French, still aren’t employable.
Discover the physical and mental limits of my body by Giving Birth. Twice.
Job: Develop & Instruct Workshop for Alt Parenting. Curated popular methods, demonstrate tools and explain how to integrate into everyday modern life.
Meet Best Friend & Life Partner
Move to Paris, France
Discover Homeopathy, for the first time in my life feel healthy.
Discover Adult Graphic Novels, passion for Illustration.
Move to NYC
Depression: I felt alone, outside of a system that I don’t fit.
Full Access to Internet: all my questions, answered finally. I discover there are other people like me. I no longer wait for the system to choose me, I choose myself.
Discover NPR: exquisite stories about everyday people, places and objects using powerful storytelling techniques.
Discover Will + April Durant Books (Philosophy and World History): History can be engaging and lively when written using storytelling techniques, focusing on human story not hard data.
Discover John Molloy Books: Life work on the influence and variance of dress, manners and vocabulary in workplaces. Social class and mobility are greatly influenced by the understanding of these rules and game.
Project: Powerful Women Historical Play clothes. Designed and constructed historical dress up clothing complete w/ accessories easy on-off dress and machine washable. Included handmade booklet highlighting real female hero’s from those time periods and cultures.
Discover Alternate Lifestyles at Renaissance Faire, San Bernardino, CA. Parallel realities can exist at once.
Technical Theatre Major: First choice, Journalism. Second choice, Fashion Design. Neither offered at my (affordable) State University.
Fail Debate: My opinions and observations are only valid if collaborated by a published media source. Pass.
Win 3A State Championship Storytelling (Dramatic Interpretation)
Travel: England. Experienced the places I spent hundreds of hours reading among classic books. Magical
New Step mom: non-judgemental, practical, caring. I was desperately in need of female guidance. Learned how to keep house, be organized, self-care.
Project: Bulletin Board Service Teachers. Monthly subscription to design and replace classroom bulletin boards. Grossly undercharged, underestimate hours required. Lesson: need system to understand better resources (time/people) and accurate costs.
Project: Paint School Mural. Negotiated to paint a scenic mural as community service project along 50ft x 12ft tall school hallway. Designed layout, recycled leftover school paint and brushes. 2.5 months to complete. Mural remained on wall until 2014.
Travel: California, Mexico, Canada, NYC, Florida, Louisiana. Fascinated by different habits, manners and culture by region. Nowhere felt like home, always on the outside looking in.
Job: Top Seller School Concession stands to pay my way to travel. Organized, displayed goods, co-ordinated peers, up-sell customers.
Parents Divorce. Peaceful living separate, yet constant uncertainty and rivalry.
Project: Storytelling puppets. Rigged rings + string inside puppets so the tails and ears could wiggle “magically” on their own while I performed storybook tales.
Project: Barbie Condos. Dresser drawers. 4 unique spaces to arrange and decorate with handmade accessories. Slide shut for instant cleanup, open and pickup play where left off.