adventures of polly

The Adventure Begins

JUNE 16, 2011 | PAULA WRAY

Six months ago I knew where I was going every day - the same commute for 21 years.  I held a key position with a respected company, I made good money, I had an office with a view, and everybody knew my name. But it all came to an end in January 2011 causing a cataclysmic rocking of my world!

Now I spend my days scouring the job listings, amazed that nobody wants me, stunned by my change of fortune, and wondering how I will keep the family afloat.

When my daughter was little, and I variably got lost on any road trip, I would reassure her “it’s an adventure!” Since I left my job, I've been a band director, a gym teacher, a horror movie extra, a temp worker, a bariatric surgery patient, a receptionist, and a blogger. The adventure is just beginning, and I invite you to come along for the ride!

Who am I? Don's wife. Kimber's mom. Church organist, pianist, singer. Penn State grad in HPA. Lover of pets, music, and computers. Life-long Mifflin County, PA resident. Member of a great family and posse.