About Me

I was born in New Jersey, grew up in New Jersey, and when I finished college, I got a job at the phone company.  In New Jersey.  After two years I realized I was trapped;  if I didn’t make a serious change, I would spent the rest of my life there, die there, and get buried there.

I freaked out, quit my job, and launched on a voyage of discovery. I went to Florida, California, New Zealand, Australia.  I was a cook on a prawn trawler, a bartender in a strip club, a lifeguard, a receptionist in a law office, a professional scuba diver.  One frigid day in November, at 6 in the morning, climbing into cold water scuba gear, I realized that maybe a 9-5, climate controlled job in an office somewhere (even New Jersey) wasn’t as bad as it sounded.

I now have a husband, two sons, and I’m back at my old job at the phone company – in New Jersey.  This time around I’m discovering how much I really like the subtle mental challenges, the teamwork of the people, and the central heating system.

Let’s hear it for central heating!


4 thoughts on “About Me

  1. If you are the epmatthews from Union college days, you always had a sense of humor and anything you put your mind to always seemed to be easy to you. Congrats on the book!

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