My name is Julie Treska. I am a 39 year old maniac, mother of 2, step-mother of 2, and newly wedded to one amazing, super hot and loving husband, Micah.
I am a sister, a friend, an ex, an acquaintance, a colleague, a neighbor. One thing I am known for if you know me well is being 100% real. I am honest to a fault.
This is one more of many blogs I’ve written in my life and maybe one that I’ll keep. It’s going to be one giant cluster fuck, of what makes me, me; and how I became the woman I am today while swimming upstream.
My life on paper would give anyone a headache, and nothing about it was ever constant or normal. It certainly wasn’t easy, it was wild and untamed. I did whatever I wanted, whenever I wanted, and pay the price to this day.
I suffer from PTSD and major anxiety disorder. I hate pharmaceuticals, but need them. Sometimes.
I try and find balance in my life between yoga and wine.
I am a divorcee’, a parent, a woman, a Cancer survivor, a divorce survivor, a survivor of many things which will be shared in this blog.
I am a cook, a writer, a motivational speaker, and to some I have been called an “inspiration”.
I have been rich, I have been poor. I have made money like some will never see, and I have also been bankrupt and have lost everything.
I have been abused, sexually, mentally, physcially. I have been raped, I’ve ran away, I’ve been hooked on drugs, crashed cars, dated criminals. I should have been arrested many times in my youth.
I’ve been to crack houses and I’ve been to mansions. I have seen the lower, middle, and upper classes and have lived among them all at one time or another in my life. I have friends who are famous. I have friends who are homeless.
I owe my preserverance and belief in myself to the teachings of my late father. He was the most wonderful man I have ever known. His belief in me, led me to believe in myself, and made me the successful woman and mother I am today. I hear his voice inside my head, every single day.
THAT my friends, is great parenting.
I am career driven and successful. I am overly generous, very giving, and naive. I am loving and loyal and sensitive. I am not perfect.
I am funny, I am honest, I am raw, I am unapologetic. I hope I am able to relate to many, entertain some, and envy a few. I am a bad ass in most everything I do. I hate being bossed around and told what to do. I talk more than I listen, but I hear everything you’ve said.
I am very observant and impatient. I have a special vantage point because “I’ve been there.”
No really, I’ve been there.
I hope you enjoy reading my blog, but then again you may not. Maybe you’ll take something from it, maybe not. Maybe you’ll feel less alone, maybe you’ll find me relatable. Or not. I’ve learned everything the hard way, and maybe you will too, or have.
I am just another human watching time pass by, faster and faster, trying to leave my mark in some way.
“Do as I say, not as I do.”