Life and circumstances brought everything to a hard stop. I decided to try to move to Canada to be with my now husband, but it didn’t pan out. I returned to California with no job, and a lot of confusion as to what I should do next. I put a shout out to my peeps,Continue reading “Ambition Part 4”
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Ambition – Part 3
I graduated from the 7th Army NCO Academy on the Comandant’s list. Not only did I have a GPA above 90%, but I also achieved a first time GO on all of my practical skill tasks. It was an achievement unlocked. I proved to myself that I could achieve a goal. From that point on,Continue reading “Ambition – Part 3”
Ambition Part 2
“You don’t have to go around proving how smart you are.” These words, spoken to me by my First Sergeant, a person of substantial authority in my military world, surprised me. I had never thought of myself as smart. In my mind I was scarcely above mediocre when it came to brain power. It tookContinue reading “Ambition Part 2”
Ambition – Part 1
Ambition has been my nemesis for most of my adult life. I say adult life, because prior to the age of twenty, my ambitions were ambiguous. For a few years I wanted to be a musician, or a stage performer, and maybe those things consumed me to a degree, but clearly not enough to achieveContinue reading “Ambition – Part 1”
There’s No Place Like…
When I first entertained the idea of moving to Canada, like most things, I thought of it as an adventure. Knowing nothing about prairie life, I imagined alpine wilderness. It never occurred to me that a very large portion of Canada is flat. I grew up with scenery. In the Bay Area we had nothingContinue reading “There’s No Place Like…”
And Then I Came Home
I was told that the decision to send me back early had nothing to do with my performance, but a scheduling issue.
And then it snowed.
Those who know me know I have a restless soul.
Strange as it may seem, this is actually a hospitality business.
The Next Adventure
Remote work, like boat work is kind of fluid. Being flexible is essential.