Welcome to the About Me part of Basic B Finds Balance! My name is Dee, and I am your soon-to-be-favorite basic b!#ch. I grew up near(ish) the coast of Southern California, first in the San Gabriel Valley of Los Angeles and then in the suburbs of North County San Diego. Maybe it’s a subconscious rebellion against my strict religious upbringing, or growing up in close proximity to all those military bases, but I have a mouth like a sailor. I’ll try and keep it minimal but if that offends you, I’m sorry I’m not sorry and you should probably move along now and find a blog that is more G-rated. I won’t judge you if you don’t judge me.

Other than my taste in music, I’m a pretty basic b!#ch and proud of it. Lattes are delicious. Leggings are the love of my life. I own several pairs of Converse tennis shoes. Day five unwashed hair always looks better with a floppy-brimmed or cute trucker hat on, am I right? Besides, who TF has the time and energy to only like things most people haven’t heard of yet? Exhausting!

I used to be a workaholic. Not that I loved work, but it consumed the majority of my waking (and non-waking) hours. As a single mom with an ex that was less than reliable (ok – he was a trainwreck), I felt I had no choice. Then life decided to slap me around a bit to wake me up. In less than two years four people that I was close to died. They were all younger than I was. It woke me up to the fact that I was wasting my life, and I had no idea how much time I had left. None of us does. This basic b needed to find some balance – and fast!

I’ve become obsessed with infusing daily life with new people, places, tastes, and experiences. Living each day like it is your last does not mean neglecting to pay bills or wash the dishes. It means finding a balance between responsibility (boo!) and adventure (yay!).

I’d love to have you follow along on my balance-finding journey! At the very least there should be some opportunities for you to laugh when I lose mine and fall on my face! And if we’re lucky, you and I will learn something along the way.

Love and laughter,

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