Bregno, Andrea 1480's GatewayI wake up each day with a sigh of relief and a prayer of thanks in my heart.  My mind always contains a long list of desires that I hope to accomplish in the blessing of another day here on Earth.  Some days, I am so overwhelmed by the possibilities that I lay quietly and cry.  The powerful feeling of hope, brought on by the opportunity for another chance to succeed, is the fuel that lights my fire.  My gateway to life is open and all I have to do is get out of bed to receive it.

As soon as my feet hit the ground, I am on the go.  Raising my children is an adventure in it’s self.  My life of details is one that, in the moment seems impossible at times, but in the end I know I will never regret.  My girls rock my world and I am forever changed for the better because I am their mother.

My work is diverse and something I love…LOVE…to do!  I joke that I will work all of my days.  Why would I retire when I am having so much fun?  I am challenged every day and have the opportunity to meet people, build relationships and solve problems.  Sales has always been my niche and I love that I am able to do it and do it well.  My desire to help my clients is what funds my passions…ITALY included!

My friends are the best!  The people that love me for who I am, no matter what crazy ideas I come up with.  The people that set out on a series of adventures because they care too much for me to allow me to do it alone.  The people who pray for me at night because they know I am lonely at times and want the best for me.  I couldn’t do it without a little help from my friends.

My gateway to life, handed to me by God, is something so precious and fragile that I want to hold onto it forever.  I am not done yet!  I still have too many things that I want to do.  I have too much love to share, too many adventures to be had and too many people to lift up.  I want to be hugely successful in this life, so I can giveback some of the light that fills my heart and spirit, allowing others to do and feel the same.

The gateway to heaven is right here on Earth.  I pray to stay and walk through the gateway of opportunity and do what is right and good.  I have 299 days to go until 40 years old; 6 decades, 9 months, 3 weeks and 5 days until 100 years old.  I better keep busy, getting busy.  I hope the same for you.  xo





Chocolate Factory

I Love Lucy ~ Job Switching

I was inspired today at Carrara Pastries.  I am not sure if it was the incredible food, my brilliant latte, the other families in the restaurant or the conversation I had with the owner regarding their new liquor license, all I know is that I was so inspired that I asked for an application.

I already have three jobs, if you only count just my sales gigs.  I offer ECO-promos, backpacking adventures and a beautiful line of ethically sourced women’s clothing.  I sell these lines because I love them and because they allow me to keep my schedule open for my children’s needs.

My daughters truly are my most lucrative career choice.  I can’t wait to see them grow strong and find their happiness.  I pray they figure out what it is that they love sooner rather than later.  I hope they decide to pursue a career doing whatever it is that they love and don’t want to live without. When you do what you love, life is a lot more fun.

Which brings me back to my inspired moment at Carrara Pastries today when I asked for the application.  I figure I am way over qualified and they probably can not afford me, but I still want to go through the process.  I want to submit the application with my extensive resume attached, along with a letter of intent.  I want the owner and manager to know who I am and why I would consider signing on with them at my age. Whether I get a job with them or not, I will be thankful I tried.

Until then, I will continue to sit in their beautiful piece of Italy right here in Moorpark, and dream while I plan my trip to Italy and practice my Italian.

~ Arrivederci