My name is Debi. I live just outside of Sacramento, California, with my Great Dane Chloe (and now with a new addition, Betty White, a husky/retriever mix). I’m a twenty-something girl who is learning what it means to be an adult.
I’ve been a free-lance web designer since 1997. Although I don’t do nearly as many projects as I have in the past, I pick and choose projects that have meaning to me, or that I find interesting, because designing always has, and always will be, a hobby to me that I love and enjoy. I tried doing sites that were aimed more towards business and money, and I just don’t like it.
I lived in the same house until I was 20. I moved away for a year to live in Washington, which was an interesting year to say the least, but I learned a lot – mostly about myself. I came back to California and I don’t intend to leave any time soon.
I’m in the process of purchasing my first home and I just closed on my first home and I’m now learning that everything people say about home-ownership is true. For instance: I have $11 until payday. loving every minute am sick and tired of all the delays. Buying bank-owned may be cheaper, but you do pay dearly in wait time!
I was home schooled for high school because I dropped out after two days. I was always a straight-A student with pretty good attendance so I think the reason my mom didn’t make me go back to school was because she was in shock. After a week she asked if I’d be willing to do home studies instead and I said ok. I don’t know what would have happened if I said no. I graduated a year early (at the top of my class even.. ok bad home-school humor) and so far, no I haven’t had to use algebra.
I was raised Mormon, and while I currently share different views and beliefs, my family is all still heavily involved in the church. I respect and love them, and their right to believe in what they choose.
I didn’t go to college and I remember the first time I really regretted that was four years after I graduated high school when I realized I could be a college graduate. I am sure there would be a lot of benefits of going to college, but I have a pretty good job that pays me well so I can’t complain.
I don’t remember when I started my first personal web site, but this site has been up since 2002. For a brief time I took the blog down and only shared pictures because I feared censorship was taking away any value my writing had. In 2007, a year after removing my blog, I started again.
This website is the story of my life, and has grown and matured as I have grown and matured. In the coming years I am sure there will be many more changes in my life that will be reflected on the site as well.
I love dogs, DVR, sushi, knitting and the beach. And cupcakes, definitely cupcakes.
To learn more about me, read some of my favorite posts.