About the Author

Welcome to About the Author

I am an anonymous writer. You will not see my co-workers names, my husband’s name, my family’s name, or anything like that. I like to write about my personal life, about my career, and everything about that whether if it’s very positive or not-so-awesome. This is how I’ve written since I was a young kid with my own diary, or a journal when I was a teenager. Writing has been a way to express myself and work through what’s going on in my life.

I also write fiction, and stories, novels, but you won’t see any of that here. You’ll hear more about my crazy career and life. The pictures I post will either be my own Paint made clip-art or photographs I’ve taken over time.

I will give you some details about myself. I’m a massage therapist who has been doing this profession for four years. My first job I ever had (besides babysitting, which I don’t count, though it was a good gig) was a dog groomer. For that first job I was looking for something where I wouldn’t have to work with people. Now, here I am massaging for my career, go figure, right?

I teeter on the edge of full-time or part-time with my work. I love money, but don’t love eventually burning myself out. I’d like to keep on doing this career for as long as possible, but I know it’s realistic to say that I will eventually hurt because it definitely puts a strain on your body.

I always want to be doing a job that I love to do, and this is what I live by today.

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  1. I been doin’ this 23 years. You harden up — hang in there.

    And it’s not like “working with people.” Because in the best massage session there is no BS. All the difference in the world.

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    • I’ve definitely had those days where my arms kill me, or my hands feel like they can’t work, or whatever, but the back thing was a huge scare. Especially since every time I slept, sat down, or rested it got so bad that I would have to be dragged out of bed. Thank you for the encouragment though, I need it! I’m just icing, resting, and saying a little prayer to the massage gods it heals up.

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      • I used to say that for the first year and a half my hands felt like hamburger…

  2. I think being a massage therapist would be a really relaxing job… unless you had some really horrible people coming in to where you work! Still, you get to meet a lot of interesting people!

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    • Actually, I find it’s hard to relax sometimes with my job. I pay attention to the next client coming in, I listen to people walking, doors closing, a basket being placed in the locker, ect. If a client came in late, if the next client is going to be late even though they got there early, ect.

      Fortunately, I don’t have horrible people coming in so that’s something I don’t need to strsss about. My clients are really great so that makes it a lot of fun. Thanks for commenting!

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  3. Hi, nice to meet you !

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  4. Thanks for visiting my blog! Wanted to check yours out, too.

    I hear the living by loving what you do! Took me a while to get to that point. But, finally, as an acupuncturist, I love being able to help people feel better! Glad to hear that massage therapy is doing the same for you.

    Margarita

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    • Thanks for checking out my little ol’ blog too!
      I definitely live by loving what I do, I think it’s a great way to live your life and it’s important to have a passion for what you do. I find it so interesting that you’re an acupuncturist, which is in the health field like me, you are helping people. It takes a lot to be a person who helps others and gives so much with their career, it can burn you out! I do find days where I love massage so much, and other days where it wears me physically and emotionally, but overall it does feed my soul in a way.

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      • It does take a lot, doesn’t it? And, yes, it can cause burnout! I think the key here is to do things for yourself often, to not forget about your own needs. Because, I think, as people who give, we need to remember what we need to receive back. Bubble baths are a great start! πŸ™‚

      • It certainly does! It’s so easy for me to forget about my needs, and my clients seem to have the same problem. I definitely love bubble baths for sure, with some candle light, maybe some music, and just relaxing and blocking out the world. Which is not the easiest thing to do!

  5. No, it’s not easy to unplug. But when I do it, I wonder why it took me so long! I think we have to treat ourselves like our patients – with care, and giving ourselves an “appointment” to just indulge!

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  6. Hey, nice blog!

    Just know that if you nourish your body with foods that help you fight life’s forces, after time it was naturally adjust and heal itself with usual ease, ridding you from the strains.

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  7. thank you so much for visiting my blog today and for your compliments!! cheers, y

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  8. Thank you so much for visiting my blog. I’m looking forward to reading yours πŸ™‚

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  9. Reena

     /  August 13, 2012

    Thanks for appreciating one of my posts πŸ˜‰ Have a great day!

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  10. Jaen Wirefly

     /  August 18, 2012

    I think it’s a riot you wanted a job that didn’t require working with people and you became a massage therapist. πŸ˜‰

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    • Yeah, I know, I am such an oddball! One of my first interviews I actually said, “Can I work in the back? Because I’m not really a fan of people so I’d rather take care of the animals in the back.” Thank you for stopping by and commenting! πŸ™‚

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  11. Reena

     /  August 31, 2012

    Hi Ms. Anonymous πŸ˜‰ I have nominated you for the Very Inspiring Blogger Award. I am not sure whether you received it before or not, but still I nominate you πŸ˜‰
    Here’s the link: http://reenareigns.wordpress.com/2012/08/29/award-acknowledgement/

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    • Thank you very much Miss Reena, I am definitely honored and appreciate it! πŸ™‚ I know I have some steps to do with it so will have to hop to that when my older keyboard is back, I keep on making a bunch of typos with this one!

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    • Great arteilc, thank you again for writing.

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  12. I admire your attitude about work. That’s how I feel too. If we are going to be working for most of our waking hours, it’d better be something we love. πŸ™‚

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  13. Thank you for visiting my blog. I love how this WP platform allows me to meet other people. I could relate to your not wanting to work so much you got burned out. Boy howdy! You hit the nail right on the head! Life is so much more than working working working. I look forward to reading more of your thoughts! Peace!

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    • Thank you for stopping by and visiting my blog! Massage is a great career and I love it but it is seriously so easy to get burnout both physically and mentally. Being kind of part time makes me still have a passion and love for it without destroying my body completely, I love working but need my own time too!

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  14. Hi there! Thanks for stopping by my blog! πŸ™‚

    All the best!

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  15. Hello! Thanks for visitng my blog. Snow is definitely better viewed indoors but here in Vancouver, we can always count on the rain to show up and wash it away too soon, and then the cycle starts again where we wish it would snow!

    Have a Merry Christmas!

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    • Yeah, snow does have that ability to look gorgeous once it comes down and coats the trees, but then it kind of either melts quickly or turns that icky black color from being in the street. It’s definitely pretty in the beginning, and I hope you have a Merry Christmas too!

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