Well that’s why you are here right? To learn all about me.
I’m Val Selby and I live in the Seattle area. For those of you in the area, I live in Buckley. I do love that I can just say Seattle and not need to add a state.
My life has changed so much since starting this blog in 2004.
When I started it, I don’t think I knew a single soul locally that was online. It was easy to post and I got to vent my feelings out. Venting was the reason I started this blog. It gave me an outlet so I wouldn’t explode. I posted as things were happening in my life. I never added names, but if they were online and followed the blog, they would have totally known it was them.
However, that has changed dramatically over the years. There are many posts that I have gone back through and switched to private and the feel of the site has definitely gone through growing pains and changes. Constant change as a matter of fact. However, I can’t hide my personality or views for long.
I’m mostly a love me or leave me kind of gal. I’m opinionated, but at 43 I’ve learned to listen much more. I drop F bombs faster than a trucker and I have inappropriate humor. If you keep those 3 things in mind and they don’t bother you… then you’re in the right place 😉
Why do I blog?
This changes constantly. Why do I blog? Great question.
I blog because hurting people is immoral and illegal.
When I get to a point that I want to hurt people, I blog it out. I need to tell the world about the morons I’ve run into. For a while there, I was getting much more patience. I’m not sure when the point was that I switched back over. I technically have more patience, but then again, I don’t. Are you as confused as I am?
I’ve always been opinionated and lacked a filter. In my 20’s I was extremely passionate about my views and I had no grey area. I wouldn’t listen to your side. I thought I was listening, but I wasn’t. I was too busy trying to convert you to my POV. I started this blog when I was 31. While I was changing, it wasn’t much for the better in some regards for dealing with social issues.
Right now, I’m back to blogging because I’m going to lose my ever-loving mind with the ignorance that is out there. I can’t stand it and I get tired of hearing it. It’s not fair for my hubby to have to listen to me lose my shit constantly.
I work from home as an account manager for an HOA company and love it.
I have my personal training degree but I’m not walking the walk enough to ask people to pay me anymore. Now I’m a person with all the training, that is using it on herself. However, all that schooling means I have the exact training for coaching goals.
I’m an internet marketer. I do love to talk and blogging is a direct extension of that. When I find a product I like, I hit that product up to see if I can make a commission for talking about it. Capitalism works for all of us 😉 Find things you like and see if you can create a relationship with the company.
My groups are where I thrive. I love to help people and answer questions as they come up.
I have quite a few sites and blogs even though I scaled down. I’m getting better about not starting new sites.
Other sites I own:
I’ve been online since 1999 and I’ve learned from some major “gurus” over the years. I just wish I’d put more of what I learned in place instead of playing around online. I’m changing that now.
Things I Love
- Local traveling
- Food, most of all food
I love music and movies so you can usually hear about both while visiting. If you ever have some suggestions I’m all ears. I love it when I can find unknown bands or movies that people suggest. I can’t forget all my tv shows either. My DVR runneth over for the fall/winter tv season. Oh and I do love wine. Oh and whiskey, love that too but I’m not going to blog about it since my fav has been my fav for two decades. Crown Royal baby! We have a lot of wineries here in Washington. I drive hubby crazy talking to him about local stuff. I need to remember to post here more about it so he doesn’t have to listen.
The Fam Damily
I’m thankful the kids are getting older now, but it’s a whole new adjustment. I have a girl and a boy and that is plenty for us. She’s in college now and the boy is a senior. Graduation for him in June of 2016. It’s very different now that they are both pretty much adults. I’ve always said I’d take teens over the little one’s anyday and now I can tell you that is truth!
I’ve been happily married to my high school sweetheart since 1994 and we are enjoying this new stage of life with the kids being older. I’m thankful that I always have him to lean on when I want to smack someone upside the head. I’m also thankful that I have this amazing guy that is tolerant of my opinionated self. He helps balance out my ideas and helps me talk things out rationally. Something I didn’t do before.
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