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I’m one of those people that easily loses count of the years rolling by. If you asked me something like “when did you start riding?”, or “how long have you lived in Pennsylvania?” my answer would be something in a very large ballpark, but probably far from reality. As time flies by, to me everything feels like it was just yesterday. So, when I tell you I first met Ann about 10-years ago, understand it was more like 20-years ago. WTF? Ann and I sat next to each other, very randomly, at a networking breakfast back in the early 2000s....

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This was her reason for opting out. I have a pretty thick skin, so let’s start with that. I went to Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA) and majored in graphic design and visual communications. I learned as a young artist, how to listen to, and accept, constructive criticism. To earn a living as a graphic designer, I had to learn how NOT to get personally attached to my art and ideas. I attribute my success in my graphic design business, in part, to my ability to satisfy my customer without selling out. A balancing act for sure. Now, here I...

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2-weeks ago I quit my “day job” in marketing to finally pursue my passion and become a full-time jewelry designer and business owner. But the journey to this point has been 18-years in the making. Not exactly the typical Disney princess movie. Back in 2002, recovering from an abusive relationship and financial rock-bottom, I sold all of my jewelry tools and supplies to buy groceries for me and my kiddos. I traded everything I had bought and accumulated over the years, easily worth over $5k, for $400 cash. I was broken. But I had no other choice, and so, I...

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One of the things I love about the Biker Momma interviews is learning what else these amazing women do in their lives. Without exception, every single one of my interviewees lead vibrant and interesting lives in addition to riding motorcycles. When Lynda mentioned in our first interview, that she was writing a book for, and about, women who ride, I knew I’d have to have her back for a 2nd interview. I have already read the first book in the Steel Journeys series: The Road to Patagonia. For starters, I’ll tell you that I rarely read fiction anymore. About 98%...

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Earlier this year, I participated in a workshop with Juju Hook, author of Hotflashes, Carpools and Dirty Martinis. The workshop lead us through a series of activities to force us out of the “I’m too old to [fill in the blank]” mindset, and into embracing this unique time in our lives. Prime Time baby! Day 6 of the workshop focused on the Lie of Impropriety. What are the lies we tell ourselves that are holding us back from doing amazing things and living the biggest life we could dream of? Juju asked us to close our eyes, while she read us...

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