Welcome! After almost 25 years in the restaurant industry, I’ve embarked on a new life: my cherished dream of writing for a living, and I am thrilled you are here. I write essays, profiles, poetry, and am working on a memoir.
I’ve always felt I could live a hundred lives. It’s the dilettante inside me. Curious by nature and restless by nurture, I want to break myself into 100 pieces and send each one off into the world to explore. It’s really just a matter of storytelling, Who do I want to be? Who am I today? Who have I been? Here’s a few ~ I have stories for all of them and I’d love to share. I’d also like to hear yours.
* Lingerie salesperson * Children’s shoe fitter * University English teacher in China * Roadhouse bartender * Itinerant backpacker * Art collector * Fund-raiser * Restaurant manager * Pilgrim * Farm girl * Pollyanna *
New Yorker * Brooklynite (not the same as being a NYer!) * DJ * Reluctant homeowner * Fine dining waiter * Philanthropist * Wine Rep * Incessant concertgoer * Ani DiFranco fan * Architecture buff * Road-tripper * Meditator
Executive Coordinator * Urban wanderer * Gourmand/Foodie * Recovering Foodie * Landlord * International Hospitality Ambassador * World traveler Daughter * Sister * Aunt
I’ve a lifelong habit of going in the opposite direction of everyone else because I prefer getting the riverview seat on the train or discovering what Tuesday is like in Croatia or getting first dibs on an ungroomed powder trail. I question authority. I question my friends. I show up with contrarian views, and want you to question me, too. This incessant curiosity has either strengthened my perspective or opened me up to consider a whole new world. And seeing the world with ever refreshed eyes is my passion. Hence the title off-peak.
Want to understand more? Start here.
Mostly, I’ll let my writing speak for itself, but I will say that by going against the tide, I’ve learned how to go with the flow. Thanks for joining me. Life is enriched when it’s shared.
I would love to hear from you! Reach out:
blueskiesgreentrees at gmail dot com