For those of you who have just traipsed upon me and need an intro to who I am, here ya go. I'm a single mom living in Southern Indiana. I consider myself a bit of a weather geek, love NASCAR & IRL, have a big interest in any type of auto racing, love NFL and MLB, I read a lot, I love hot weather and hate cold weather, and I secretly aspire to be a storm chaser for a season....okay, maybe not so secretly.
I have a 13 y/o son who live, sleeps, and breathes golf. He spends around 14 hours a day at the golf course over summer break...he probably golfs about half of that time. The rest of the time he is being used and taken advantage of by the guys who actually work there. It's okay, though, he can't be a paid employee until he's 16, but for helping out - cleaning golf carts, retrieving range balls, & generally causing trouble with the guys who work there... - he gets free food, drinks, and gets to drive golf carts. For a 13 y/o, that's all you need.
I'm in college...for the third time. The first time I didn't know what I wanted to do and enjoyed partying more than going to school. The second time I was being put through college by work, but then they ended the program I was in. This time I finally decided I was going to do this and I now have a year left of classes. I received my Associates of Arts in Business in 2009, and will receive my Bachelors of Science in Organizational Security & Management in 2011. A BS in OSM is basically a business management and administration with a specialization in security and safety, protecting assets and employees, and handling disaster recovery. This program also has sections on Homeland Security, Physical Protection, Marketing, and other business topics. Ultimately, it is a well-rounded degree for a leadership position in a business, retail, security, or hospitality setting.
I currently work for a local tobacco retailer in a dead end job. It's family owned and operated and I am not part of the family, lol. I live in an economically dying area and would like nothing more than to sell my house and get the hell out of Dodge. If I did so, I would relocate my happy ass to any point south that has less winter weather, more summer weather, a good job, good affordable housing, and where my son can have access to a nice golf course or two. Ideal job would be to get into Social Media Marketing. In reality, I have extensive experience in retail sales and management, as well as a few years of hotel/hospitality experience. If I could choose between the two I would go back to hospitality management. Bring on the job leads! :)
I enter contests. I sometimes win cool things. I sometimes win things I have no use for at all, lol. There will probably be a future blog entry on contests, what I've won and how you can win so I won't go into all that right now. Also expect blogs regarding NASCAR analysis and opinions, weather happenings, weather analysis, my son's golf career, stupid customer stories, and other random rantings.
Welcome, and thanks for reading!