Timeline of my Life


2016
Mother of two little boys. Wrote a For Dummies book. 20 year college reunion.
2015
Decided to have another baby. Got Jimmy a Nanny so I could work full time but still keep him near me.
2014
Sleep deprived. Sold Condo. Bought home. Sold Eddie’s place. Got back to work. Business growing and expanding. Enjoying the transition to wife and mother. Watching Jimmy grow.
2013
Met Eddie through eHarmony. Fell in love. Got pregnant. Became engaged. Moved to New Jersey. Got married. Became a stepmom. Gave birth to Jimmy. Became a mom. Published 2nd edition.
2012
Adjusting to life without Dad. Angry at Rob. Dating Douche Bags. BUSINESS GROWING! Money flooding in. Finally decide it’s time to turn things around personally. Toured Europe with Mom, Lisa & Aunt Helen.
2011
Marriage proposed, ring given, but it wasn’t right. Ring taken back. Dad died. Dumped. Life re-prioritized. 15-Year Rosemont Reunion. Published book.
2010
Started own business. Began public speaking.
2009
Displaced, Searching, Reorienting, Stretching self, decided to go after dream, also joined LA Fitness and began exercising almost regularly.
2008
Making money but stressed, overworked, tired.
2007
Selling. Stressed. Overworked. Tired. Cocoa put to sleep.
2006
End of tenure with CCC. Displaced. Decided to reinvent myself as true sales professional. Met Robert. Fell in love.
2005
Still traveling but then stopped. Not sure what was going to happen. Change clearly in the air. Bobo acquired.
2004
Traveling to Chicago every week for work. Bought home. Realized independence.
2003
Lily dies. More rejection on eHarmony. Key West Trip with Lisa. With 30 rapidly approaching, realization struck that I had to move out of my parent’s house. Started clearing out Nanny and Pop Pop’s house.
2002
Searching for Love on Match.com and finding nothing but rejection.
2001
The Heiko fantasy finally ended. Thank goodness. Started Donnaville. Then 9/11 happened.
2000
Worked from Baltimore. Ate tons of crab and shrimp. Hung on.
1999
Started working directly for CCC. Y2K. Told people the sky was falling. Almost started to believe it. Began to blog.
1998
Worked with Dad. Dreamt of Heiko. Was visited by Heiko.
1997
Ran a pretty good business with my Dad. Lot’s of learning. Went to Germany with the Berlin Bridge Exchange. Met Heiko. Nanny died. Lily came to live with us. Started my first Website.
1996
Graduation. Thought I wanted to work in film/television. Attempted to break in. Woke up and decided to work for my Dad. Not as mad as I thought.
1995
Junior year at Rosemont. Met Audra. Began acting. Got online for the first time.
1994
Sophomore at Rosemont. Got my first laptop. Decided to major in Humanities. With a Concentration in Women’s Studies. And an interdisciplinary minor in German Literature. Clearly mad.
1993
Freshman at Rosemont. Away from family for first time. Behaved self and concentrated on my studies. Met Catherine the Red and Suzette.
1992
Went to Prom against all odds. High School Graduation. Decided to go to Rosemont. Pop Pop died. Sue Ball died.
1991
Eleventh Grade. High School. Went to Germany on my own. Mom brought Kiwi home.
1990
Tenth Grade. Met Erin. Craziness ensued.
1989
Ninth Grade, new school, Boehm. Joined Track and chose Shot Put and Discus.
1988
Eighth grade. Did okay. Started to figure out good grades were tied more to attitude and kissing ass than anything else. Started doing better.
1987
Had little circle of friends. Got Cocoa. Granny died.
1986
Sixth grade. Started a new school, Pennwood. Met Vickie, my new best friend. Found the Monkees. My cat Whiskers died.
1985
Fifth grade. My nerd and outside status totally solidified this year. Started Karate. Fly in plane for first time– to California.
1984
Fourth grade with Mrs Vierverker. Met Usha, my new best friend. Actually felt okay this year. Except my father had all my hair cut off. Now I totally fit the role of misfit.
1983
Third Grade with Mrs Eberhart. Told me I should hold the snowflake in the class singing performance. Dana decided she didn’t want to be my friend anymore. I began to realize that I was totally right about my uselessness.
1982
Second Grade with Mrs Rion. Loved her but really began to have doubts as to my self-worth. I don’t know where this stemmed from.
1981
First Grade with Mrs Coleman, Dana was in class with me.
1980
Kindergarten with Mrs Semmel, the bitch. Dressed as Wonder Woman for Halloween that year. Never felt prettier or more powerful.
1979
Met my first best friend Dana and traveled with her to Gym Jam in her mother’s light blue station wagon and every day we sang The Little Drummer Boy on the way there and home.
1978
Loved dancing the YMCA by the Village People.
1977
New House in Yardley. Finally figured out how to stand on my head. Swimming and Bouncing at the YMCA’s Gym Jam. Eating cold chicken from Pathmark on the ride home
1976
My sister was born. I remember the day she was born. I remember watching her sleep. Had my eye operated on. No longer cross eyed. Brought home Whiskers with Nanny, tempting her step by step with pieces of cheese. Immediately I was hers and she mine.
1975
Living in Levittown, loved mirrors and hats and wigs and toilet seats and anything else I could put on my head. I loved the end of the Mary Tyler Moore show when the kitten would say, “Meow!” My dad was big and tall and my mom was soft and warm.
1974
On September 1, 1974 a large bolt of lightning struck the ground outside of my parents’ bedroom. Hiding in my mother’s tummy, heard the bolt and decided to start pushing my way out. I was born the next day which was Labor Day: September 2, 1974.

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