As my inaugural post, it seems quite appropriate to introduce myself here. I am not very new to the blog world...however, like with most projects, I have a very nasty habit of not continuing what I started. But this is the first time I'm attempting to maintain it! I have some favorite blogs out there that I like to look at from time to time, and they of course would not be great if they were not continually blogging! So I'm taking a cue from them.
SO!, let's get started. My name is Vivian. Born and raised in San Francisco and eldest of three children. Was raised on music where I was forced to take piano lessons when I was a wee lass of 5, until I was 17. Don't get me wrong, I love piano now. My parents knew what they were doing even though I'd prostrate myself on the ground kicking and screaming and threatened that the lessons were imposing mental harm to me--for years. In between that time, I learned the violin for 6 years (don't mean to toot my own horn--but it was only middle school) was first chair in the orchestra; played around on the guitar on and off again for a few years (I'm still no good at it). On a side tangent, my brother 5 years my junior decided to play around on the guitar at the same time as I did, and lo, he was more successful than I was. So much, that my parents soon bought him a $2K Gibson accoustic/electric guitar. Not too far along, he's collected a few more expensive guitars, and my mom shockingly bought him a $1K amp, just because. Bitter much? Yes, I kinda admittingly am. We come from sorta meager backgrounds. Ok, I got that off my chest. But hey, he's a good kid I guess-so he deserves it.
So anyway, I'm still a child myself, but am married with a child. I live with my two boys in the lovely woods of Santa Cruz County. I've been employed since the tender age of 14 (when they didn't have those labor laws in place just yet), but have recently quit my job to be a stay-at-home mom. It's strange to be unemployed, and stranger still (and I guess you could say fortunate) that I did it voluntarily especially in this time and age where you are lucky to even be hired for a job. Anyhoo, I last was working at a hospice. Taught me a lot. Death was not something I was used to. I have not been unfortunate enough to lose anyone close to me so I was stepping into very new waters. One might think the job a grim one, but I found it very satisfying because you worked with the most compassionate people--I mean these nurses and other disciplines are caring for people's mothers, brothers, fathers, sisters in their end-of-life and trying to keep them as comfortable as they can.
Onwards, I've put my career education on hold right now. Was pursuing the nursing field, and just finally acknowledged the fact that I hated it because my true love and passion is for the arts. So I took a break and got married and had a child. When my babe's a little older, I'm going to go back to school. I like school. Right now, I'm prepping for an art collection that I'll share here and will sell on Etsy. Speaking of Etsy, my shop's a little dusty right now. I'm only selling necklaces at the moment. But very cool necklaces! All my favorite classical musical composers that I grew up with. I'm looking to give my shop a total overhaul once my art collection is in place though. It's really in desperate need of a makeover. I've been an Etsian for more than 2 years, and yet business is really, really, really stale. I'm hoping with my new collection and a little elbow grease, my shop will see happier times. Anyway, I'm writing an autobiography right now, so I should stop. I'll keep the blog posted on my progress with my collection that I'm really excited about!
I'll leave you with some photos, because what is a post without a couple?
a sweet carousel shot!
our baby boy unit we fondly call Benji aka B-Luscious ♥
That's it for now kids!