A New Adventure

I’m always up for an adventure. Well, almost always and it depends on the adventure. I’m not sleeping in the woods for all the chocolate in the factory. But when it comes to writing adventures, I’m pretty much in.

Pull up a seat. I’m going to tell you a little story. A long time ago, in a place not so far away, I worked for a mobile DJ company. It was one of my favorite jobs. I got to play music, dance, and eat at the weddings of total strangers and they paid me to be there! I worked with some fantastic people and have kept in touch with a few of them over the years. Decades, in fact. I am eternally grateful for that opportunity.

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So here I am with the guys I DJ’d with circa 1994. Yes, I was the only girl. It was cool. And yes, I took a picture of a picture. This one is framed. Wasn’t even going to try and remove it. 

Recently, I was asked to be a part of NJs Best DJs owned and operated by my friend and amazing DJ, Dave Nase! Dave has asked me to come on board and handle the writing of his blog. This was an adventure I couldn’t pass up. I’m thrilled to be included.

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Dave and I hanging out, present day, and getting the blog ready. Excuse my deer in the headlights look. 

NJs Best DJs offers a very personal approach to event entertainment. The blog will be dedicated to not just information about DJs and music, but help and advice on all areas of the wedding industry. And of course, we’re going to have a little fun while doing it.

Once the blog is live, I hope you’ll stop by and say hi just so I can see a few friendly faces even if you aren’t planning any event at the moment. (I’ll let you know exactly when that’s happening.) But if you or someone you know are in those planning stages, poke around. We might just have the information you’re looking for. And between you and me, you won’t find a better entertainer than Dave.

I’ll still be blogging here with my editing tips and adventures in motherhood. And don’t forget, my next book, A Second Chance House will be out soon. I won’t be neglecting my editing clients, but like I said, I couldn’t say no to Dave.

Are you ready for a new adventure? What’s on your bucket list for the new year?

 

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What Do You Want to Be When You Grow Up?

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My daughter just finished up a musical theater summer camp. Daughter wants to be on Broadway some day. I’ll let you know when she makes her debut. I hope you and I still keep in touch then. It’s going to be awhile. She’s only 11. Let me tell you this musical theater camp was less than a stellar experience. But it got me to thinking (I know, here I go again.)

We all need to know our strengths in our chosen career and the areas where we could use a little help. I’ll use myself as an example.

I don’t like the sight of blood, even my own. I can conclude that being a doctor would be a large mistake. As a matter of fact, I avoid any jobs that require the use of science. I play to my strengths and I write. Way less messy. At least there’s no blood. Well, wait, there is some in my books.  

Would you be a chef if you couldn’t cook? A taxi driver in New York City if contact sports isn’t your thing? Of course you wouldn’t. At least I don’t think you would. Would you?

I definitely think we need to identify our strengths when planning our career paths and I plan on helping my kids find theirs. Even now I can tell you my very serious son shouldn’t bank on stand up comedy as a career. He’s your science guy. And daughter better stick to her Broadway dreams because an accountant she isn’t.

What do you want to be when you grow up?