Story from Postcards to the Universe, Harness the Universe's Power and Manifest Your Dreams
"Chicago is my home-town. Although I’ve lived in foreign countries, I’ve always lovingly referred to my home as Chitown. I learned to speak Spanish as a child while living in Mexico for several years, and I have also called Argentina and Spain my home as well, although for limited periods. That’s not to say that I don’t dream of living in these places full-time as well.
As a child I was brought up to be practical, and not have delusional hopes. So in keeping with that I studied accounting and became a certified public accountant. My delusional dream of becoming an actress pursued me however, and at the ripe ole’ age of thirty-eight, I finally became a professional actress with a small bit part on HBO’s The Mind of the Married Man, which shot it’s exteriors in Chicago.
During these years as an actress I followed my gypsy heart and traveled with my dear flamenco teacher, Rosa Maria Cello to her homeland of Spain, and I developed a love affair with that country. We danced flamenco at Ferias in Jerez de la Frontera and Cordoba. It was the first of my many trips to Spain, and I can say wholeheartedly, that my heart belongs to Spain.
My dance passion did not end at flamenco. Tango appeared in my life quite suddenly and I was taken with it, as if by fever. So I traveled to Buenos Aires to eat, sleep, and breathe the Argentine Tango. It was a fantastic journey into the understanding of a complex dance created through an intricate improvisation between the partners. It is a dance of passion, desire and sadness, and I relish knowing its secrets.
Although I was married during these years, my husband and I grew apart early in our marriage after an infidelity came to light. Our marriage never recovered, although there were attempts on both sides to resuscitate it—it was dead on arrival by 2012. An issue with our finances led me to uncover some very shady dealings that my husband was formulating with his multiple businesses, and I confronted him on my findings.
It was then that I had my a-ha moment –he slapped me, and it was this action that literally, knocked the sense back into me. The thought running through my head was, This is NOT acceptable! I literally felt a shift, almost as if a chip had been reprogrammed in my mind. No matter what it is going to take—I will leave this marriage any way that I possibly could, I vowed to myself.
Six months later, I was working at a Fortune 100 retailer, after leaving the corporate world seventeen years ago. This was my first interview out of the gate, and I snagged the job. I felt like the Universe was assisting me to plan my escape.
Melisa had asked me to create a postcard for her project, and I was delighted. I was ready to bring to me the relationship of my dreams. This is one of many I have created for Postcards to the Universe.
Alas, I am the ever hopeful romantic, the man I have been waiting for all my life had finally arrived...."
Whole story available in the book Postcards to the Universe or follow the live readings on IG or Tiktok.
“We meet in the space & time we created lifetimes ago… Our knowing reflected in our eyes. From that moment we create a story of love & beauty in Spain & Portugal. I’m here, I’m waiting. I’m ready for this chapter to begin…My deepest gratitude”