Aloha! I’m Cassie, an over caffeinated, broke ass writer who spends most of my time procrastinating while having one way conversations with my dog. I started this inspirational haven as a creative outlet and a way to share my story with friends and family. I could feed you some BS about this blog being made with a splash of sunshine, a gust of ocean breeze, and a giant scoop of bliss, but I’ll save you from all of that word vomit. My little slice of paradise is more about being real, finding balance, and chasing a lifelong dream.
I’m truly passionate about writing and living a creative lifestyle. I hope my journey can inspire others to go after what they want in life too. We all have a dream. We all seek true happiness. I guess the point of this blog is to document my journey and inspire others in the areas of happiness, love, and creativity while striving for a dream, even when it feels so far out of reach. I hope you enjoy the show, or at least find it somewhat entertaining.
For a proper introduction, I’ve listed 10 worthless facts about myself below:
1. I’ve always had a calico cat.
I currently have a Katos who has a really bad attitude, but love for calico culture began when I was just a baby. My parents brought Tabby home as a present and we became instant BFFs. She would bite me and I would bite her right back. It’s like having a good luck charm that occasionally attacks you.
2. I grew up in Hawaii.
I was born in Oregon and moved to the Big Island of Hawaii when I was 11 years old. I remember my dad’s friend pulling up at the airport in a white van. The van door flew open and a wide eyed kid around my age hollered “Get in!” There weren’t any seats in the back of the van so we all had to crowd in and sit on the floor. I couldn’t see outside the windows and I was pretty sure we were being abducted. To be continued…
3. Growing up, I could see the orange glow of lava from my bedroom window.
I grew up in Puna, where the major eruption just happened, and I used to love gazing outside my bedroom window at the orange glow of lava.
4. I’m left-handed.
I’ll mix up words and make people laugh. But that’s a good thing, right? I’m a left-handed comedian that uses right-handed scissors. I actually really love this about myself.
5. I was a bad ass competitive swimmer.
Until I wasn’t. I started swimming when I was 4 years old and I was pretty good. I injured my shoulder when I was 17 and that was the end of my swim career.
6. I was a County of Hawaii lifeguard for over 10 years.
There’s a lot of stories that I may or may not share about my lifeguard days…
7. I suffer from chronic pain.
That’s right, I’m a freaking mess, but I always try to do it with a smile that occasionally turns into a grimace. My chronic pain is a combination of shoulder pain from my swim injury and neck/head pain from a car accident caused by someone who thought it was cool to text and drive. Thanks, asshole.
8. Ryan and I got married at Burning Man in 2003.
Yes, we were young and it wasn’t planned. There were no invitations, no Bridezilla moments, no overpriced cake, and no white dress. It was totally awesome and, lucky for us, we still like each other!
9. I’m a mom to a Senator.
No, literally, my teenage son’s name is Senator. Because who wouldn’t want a politician in the family. Just kidding. This is the most political talk you’ll ever hear from me because I despise politics. We usually just call him Sen.
10. I have to eat gluten free.
A couple years ago, I had breathing issues that put me in the hospital. The doctors thought it was a severe case of asthma, but the breathing medications were actually making things worse. Someone gave Ryan a book called “Grain Brain” and, after reading the book, he talked me into trying a gluten free diet for a month. I can now breathe again, but the lack of pastries in my diet is disturbing.
Okay, now that I’ve gotten the awkward introduction out of the way, I’d like to thank you for stopping by and I would love to connect with you on social media. So, come say “hello!” on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter.
A hui hou,