Something I’m not so good at…

Apparently, I’m not so good at setting up a blog… I read up on how to do it, had a tutorial open the whole time and it still took a call to customer support and total hand-holding to get this page up and running. Of course, I feel like a total idiot, because every single article about starting a blog tells you it’s “SO easy to do.” Hmm.

Additionally, since I want my page to be pretty, I’ve found a template that I’d like to use, which will be customized for my needs. I’ve emailed with the designer, and she might as well be speaking a different language. I think we’re talking about the same thing, but she uses some really fancy words. Man, do I feel old!

Blogging = humbling so far. That is all.

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Welcome to my new blog!

Carrie PATRIZIO0912_324txt

Hello everyone!

I’ve been thinking a lot lately about what I want to be when I grow up. I have been blessed with a wonderful husband, two beautiful kids, two cats and an amazing pooch. I have also been lucky enough to have a career in marketing which has kept me continuously employed for ‘ahem’ seventeen years. I’ve met some amazing people, learned a lot, and traveled much of the U.S. I have had success and I have had challenges. At this moment, I can say that I love the people that I work with, but am losing a bit of my mojo for the actual work.

Everyone talks about ‘doing what you love’ and being passionate about your job. Passion is not the word I would use to describe what I do every day. So, I think to myself, what am I passionate about? Here’s where it gets a little complicated. I’m passionate about a lot of things. I love to cook. I love to eat and drink wine (or beer, or mojitos, or margaritas – you get the idea) I love to craft. I love to watch useless television. I dream of flipping houses, and having a vineyard in Tuscany, and redecorating houses. I fantasize about being a restaurant critic (getting paid to eat out – sign me up), or opening a restaurant, or an event planning business, or a nano-brewery with my homebrewer husband. I dream of working in my garden for hours with the sun on my back while my docile children frolic in the yard (haha – my lovelies are far from docile, in fact, I can hear them yelling at my husband about some terrible injustice right now).

The point is, I’m all over the place. I’m a dreamer. I’ve got lots of big ideas. Execution, not so much. Next logical step? Start a blog, of course! I’ve got a lot to learn, so please be patient. I may stick my foot in it from time to time and I apologize in advance. I hope you enjoy this journey – it will be all over the place – but I’m hoping that’s what will make it interesting!!

Lots of love! Carrie

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