The Dope

I wonder a lot about “meant to bes.” Like what if I didn’t move to Los Angeles out of the blue in 1996? Would I have met my husband another way? What if I’d decided to stay at my last job? Would I have started this blog anyway? Was I supposed to get into the blogging space to lead me to where I am now? If I hadn’t, I don’t suppose I’d have the freelance writing jobs I currently enjoy or the social life either.


I used to write here often, because it was where I was “meant to be,” I think. And then other responsibilities began to challenge my time and brain, and I gradually began to stop showing up at San Diego Momma so much.


But was that meant to be?


I can’t imagine ever giving up what I’ve created here or the people I came to know, so the Internet is definitely stuck with me, however, maybe it’s OK to put focus elsewhere for a bit?


I do know that I’ve gained a lot over the years, learned a million lessons about people and character and my own self. I’ve gone places in my “skillset” I never thought I could visit.


So maybe it’s OK to take some time away.


As some of you may know, I’ve been working at a company named Two Funny Brains, and been diligently pumping up the brand there and what we do with my partner and good friend, Jessica Bern.


Who I met through blogging and who has encouraged me to go places with my head.


Because all this – the move to LA, the job, the leaving the job, the blog – it was meant to be?


I hope so.

Here’s my latest thing:




And I’m still coming back here a lot.


There’s certain things you can’t let go of, ever.


5 Responses to “The Dope”

  1. I think it’s great–and I’m glad you’re coming back here on occasion to keep us posted!!!

  2. Indigo says:

    I’ve been making it a habit of taking breaks lately from the internet. I think at times I need to get away until I’m starved to write something again.

    Loved the vid. I can so relate. I don’t know how many times I’ve opted to just do it myself, other than try to explain where everything is. (Hugs) Indigo

  3. debawriter says:

    Thanks Indigo. You’ve always been such a support. XO

  4. Charlotte says:

    Girl, do what you do!! We’ll miss you on here but support your decision to do what you’re “meant to be” doing. :) xoxo

  5. Lance says:

    I write about this a lot too. The near misses with managing rock bands in the mid 1990s. The almost moving to San diego in December 2007 and this never meeting my wife and two of my daughters. so many others.

    I love Two Funny Brains and getting to know you and Jessica

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