When my friend Sam texted me asking if I would like to attend The Ellen Show, I almost peed my pants. I had grown up watching Ellen Degeneres and it had been my dream to see a live taping. Every day after school, I would immediately run into the house, switch on the TV, and watch as Ellen and her guests played funny games and gave out amazing prizes to surprised guests.
Recently, I began working part time as the Director of Marketing for JCAP Private Lending in Newport Beach. I met Bob, the CEO, when I first moved to Orange County. He was hiring for an assistant position and, since I needed a job ASAP, I applied, even though I have no knowledge of finance whatsoever. Although I ended up accepting an offer from a digital marketing agency instead, Bob and I still kept in touch. Now, he has hired me as an independent contractor.
Depending on how well you know me, you may have heard about my au pair disaster story. Basically, I moved to Madrid in hopes of learning Spanish through au pairing and it turned out to be a miserable experience. Lesson learned!!
I found the family on Aupairworld.com and it seemed like a situation that was too good to be true. The father was a well-known Spanish comedian and actor, and the wife seemed lovely. There was only one child so I thought, how hard could this be?
It’s no surprise that I love taking risks. I mean, look at my track record… I moved to California without a plan, I quit my 9-5 job without a plan, and I bought a dog without a plan. I get a rush out of the unknown and a surge of energy when I step out of my comfort zone.
This week I was talking with my hairdresser, Lori, and she told me about her 45-year-old friend who picked up and left town to move to San Francisco. She had reached a point where she knew she was not going to have kids and she needed a life change. Lori told me that she had never seen her friend so happy. She was literally glowing the last time they ran into each other and had lost 19 pounds.