I suppose it’s been a long time coming. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve heard the words, “You need to start a blog!” when I’ve shared interesting experiences, spouted random advice or talked about my favorite new wine on social media. I know, there’s a lot of us Moms out there having life experiences, but thanks to my seven year stint on a show called ‘Ghost Hunters’ I still have a large fan base who are my biggest champions. If anything, once I had my daughter, my fan base grew and not only did they grow, I became more attached to them – to you really, who ever is reading this. You’re like this extended family I’ll never meet face to face, but who I know I can reach out to when I want to celebrate a little success, or need a pick me up on my darkest of days.
My current situation is one of adventure, craziness, entrepreneurship and most importantly, Mommyhood. I love being a mother more than I could have ever imagined. It seems like I waited an eternity to take that leap and every day, I am so thankful I did. My daughter Charlotte, (who as of this writing is three years old), entered this world on 10/11/12 and life as I knew it ceased to exist. It’s been terrifying and wondrous. I’ve cried, I’ve laughed, I’ve second guessed myself constantly. But her father and I continue to marvel at this little being and how we haven’t seemed to screw anything up…too badly…yet.
After Charlotte, I made the big leap of leaving a successful television show to be home with her more. Financially, we still needed a second income, so I took my past Project Management and Event Planning experience, coupled it with my passion for looking for ghosts and started a company called Strange Escapes. We coordinate and plan paranormal getaways for fans of ghosts all over the world. We have an office now, (with a playroom for Charlotte), and my three year old has traveled with me to more places than many people will visit in a lifetime. I make my own schedule, I budget for my little one to be with me when ever it works and most importantly, I’m showing my daughter that you can do what you love, make a living and make time for all the most important people in your life.
Other random tidbits about me. I love fashion. I love to cook…most people know I also have a love for wine. I love crafting and homemaking. I love bargain shopping and well, just plain shopping. And not only do I travel for work, I also travel for fun.
That being said, I plan on this blog encompassing all of these things. I’ve learned so much over the years…from having my very normal office job, to leaving it behind to hit the road and look for ghosts on a television show, to again, making a transition and going along for the ride my life has decided to take me on. I’m looking forward to sharing it all with you. Little by little, piece by piece, moment by moment.
So please, subscribe, share, get ready.