52 Week Blog Challenge- Week 18

My Embarrassing Stories…….

It took me along time to remember back when I had an embarrassing moment but I was able to pull it out. When you are embarrassed, you tend to block it out and with old age it gets harder to remember.

My readers know that I am from Cleveland Ohio and we are famous for some of our amusement parks like Cedar Point, Geauga Lake and Great Wolf Lodge. Well, for those that lived in what I think was North Olmsted, there was a water park called Dover Lake.

Here’s my story…

In 1994, I was working for a company called Marc’s Deeper Discount in Cleveland heights Ohio, and I was there 2 and a half years. The Ceo of Marc’s who is Marc Glassman, also owned Dover Lake. The company had their annual employee appreciation day at Dover Lake and I went that year. So, I bought a two piece swimsuit and flip flops and was excited for the day. They were famous for the water slides and at the time I wasn’t into those things but I wanted experience it so I waited my turn on this slide….

20200501_174921[1]

So, the attendant says when you lay down make sure you cross your arms and keep them crossed all the way until you get to the bottom. It seemed simple enough until it is your turn and that rush of adrenaline comes over you….I forgot the instructions……got scared

20200501_174905[1]

and….of course, landed at the bottom and I had a wardrobe malfunction along with water in the eyes and couldn’t see. Everyone was screaming, Frieda!! Your boobs are out, your boobs are out!!! Omg, I just died. I was a big C at the age of 17 and it was bigger than the rest of my body. I wear one pieces from now on. (not me pictured above)

Dover Lake closed in 2006, this is what it looks like now:

2nd embarrassing story:

I worked for a company called Pepsi for 6 years and in 2014, they had what was called Pepsi Sales Training Day and we all got together for a meeting. Our supervisors decided to get the employees involved in scenarios in selling and because I was on the front line, I had to be one up on stage. I am so afraid to speak in front of people already and of course my boss/mentor told me to go up and sell something to a pretend customer….

The customer was on the left waiting for me to speak and I just couldn’t get the words right at all. It was so embarrassing being put on the spot like that and especially when I know how to talk to the customers out on the field one on one. Some years later, I said that I needed to get over this fear so when I created my casual Dinner and Movie Group here in Lakeland, I was able to overcome my fear that first meeting when I had over 20 people that listened to me as the organizer. I was nervous but here we are 7 months later and the group is doing well.

That’s all for now, thank you for reading. Don’t forget to like, comment and subscribe!! Tune for next week.

Also, follow me on social media via:

Instagram

Pinterest

Twitter

56f4a0fec6ddbfb291af746b98c11d8a[1]

31 Day Challenge-Day 11

Text_Over_Photo1565280507970[1]

   Okay so…day 11, what is my most proudest moment?  Now most would say that a mother of three kids would say that is my most proudest moment or going back to school and getting a degree was.  Although it was a wonderful gift and my greatest accomplishment all four times..I am going to tell you about a personal moment I had with myself.

Image result for free images of retailImage result for free images of pepsi

   So, my story started 25 years ago when I entered into the the workforce as a Retail and Sales Associate.  I have worked for Boston Market, Marc’s Deeper Discount, Revco aka CVS Pharmacy part-time.  My first full-time position was with Pepsi Beverages Company.  After working so many part-time jobs for over 20 years, it was very hard for me to transition to 40 hours a week.  I had to make this transition from being a part-time worker/full-time housewife and mother to a full-time working gal to support my family.  My husband became disabled 8 years ago and was forced to stop working.  I stepped up. 

working momscropped-cropped-cropped-20180617_1425492.jpg

   So I worked 40, 50, 60 and sometimes 70 hours a week to keep a roof over our heads, the lights on, food in our belly and still be able to save money on the side for emergency.  I did this for 4 years straight all while going to school to get my business degree. One day we decided it was time to take that next step……

20190808_133708[1]

I bought us a home!!

   When we received the keys to our very own home after renting for so long…I cried..it was my proudest moment!! Most people wait a life time to own their very own home long ago but to know that I was able to get this house after so much time, I couldn’t believe it.  I was 38 years old and indeed very proud of taking care of my family. We have now been in Lakeland Florida for 4 years, I am now retired and am loving every minute of it!!

That’s all I have for you today until tomorrow guys, don’t forget to…

Hit Like, comment and subscribe to my blog…GO NOW!!

Also follow me on Social Media via:

Thank you to all my readers and followers!!

Stay tuned for Day 12 tomorrow….

Text Over Photo1559843379308