What makes me me
I came to the U.S. from Germany at the age of 20.
That was in 1996. After four years of going to college in Southern
California, I graduated and moved to Virginia for two years. While
living in Virginia, I got into Flash.
In 2002 I moved from Virginia to San Francisco, where I have lived
since. In San Francisco I got even more into Flash, which resulted
in me getting hired by Macromedia,
the company who makes Flash.
Because I was so into Flash, I enjoyed
bit of fame
in the Flash community. I even spoke at a conference or two.
After speaking at my first tech conference in 2004, I experienced
a moment of "Now what? I feel like I have done it all."
It was the perfect example of getting something you thought you
wanted and not feeling all that satisfied.
I was feeling unsatisfied and depressed for most of 2004. In January
2005 I decided to become psychic and took some workshops. The workshops
opened my eyes and made me realize that I had to leave my 9-5 job.
It took me a while to gather enough courage to actually take that
step, but when Macromedia became Adobe in December of 2005, I said
my good-byes. I also started a new website, Dragonfly
I know now that I don't want to work for somebody else anymore,
and I don't want to work a 9-5 schedule. I am currently making a
living without feeling like I'm working. This doesn't mean that
I am lazy; it just means that I do things for a living that are
fun. Here are some of the things I am doing now:
- Driving a taxi
- Doing psychic readings and counseling
- Doing crystal ball psychic readings at events
- Creating online Psychic
- Working on getting some books published
- Translating. I'm bilingual in German and English and would love
to translate children's books, or other fun stuff. No insurance
policies or Viagra marketing materials though.
- Writing. I LOVE writing about insecurities.
Want to hire me to write a column about insecurities? Please do.
- Taking pictures. I love taking pictures, especially of places
and things in San Francisco. Want to send me out there to take
some pictures for you or your business? I'm not available to shoot
weddings, but I am available to run all over town for you and
shoot that. Plus, I just bought a Nikon D50, so that makes me
a professional photographer, yo.
- Hooping. Two friends and
I started hooping.org in 2003.
For the first time in my life I feel like I have figured out how
Last updated: April 2007