Exploring Utah with the family: Jace, Pete, me and Whit
In third grade I carried a notebook everywhere and wrote stories, planning for my future career. My earliest story featured a little girl moving and unpacking futuristic, clear-plastic furniture she could assemble by herself in her new home. (I wanted to move.)
Since then I’ve been a babysitter, dishwasher in a music theater, nightclub janitor (gross but lot of dropped cash, lost lipsticks and jewelry), cocktail waitress, food server, daily newspaper reporter and editor, Silicon Valley content producer, advertising agency contractor, newsletter writer, stay-at-home mother, and newspaper columnist.
I went to Fresno High School, Fresno City College and CSU Fresno. I’ve lived in California, Massachusetts, Singapore and the Boston suburbs. (And Spain, if you count six weeks in 1992 as ‘living,’ which I did, pretending to be en expat in Seville). Now I’m in Park City, Utah, with my family, dog, to-do lists, chores and notebooks. This is a notebook of sorts.
Michelle Martin Deininger