Toby Bloomberg

My Favorite Saying: There came a time when the risk to remain tight in the bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom. ~ Anais Nin

I struggled with writing this bio. Although I’ve written lots of bios for business situations, writing from a more personal perspective was a challenge. Then the lyrics from one of my favorite plays, Chorus Line, went round and round in my mind.

Who am I anyway? Am I my resume? That is a picture of a person I don’t know. What does he want from me? What should I try to be? So many faces all around, and here we go. I need this job, oh God, I need this show. I CAN DO THAT

I thought who am I? Am I the avatars on Twitter or Facebook or the photos on Flickr? Am I the bio that decorates a brochure from the last conference where I spoke?

Or am I the woman who danced until dawn or the girl who still plays tag with the waves at the beach? Am I the aunt who holds dear her niece and nephew? Am I the friend who sips wine and talks and laughs and cries with people she loves? Am I the person who puts on mittens, scarf and hat to walk my YouTube rock star dog Max (more about Max below)  in the brrr! cold? Since moving from Boston to Atlanta I must admit I have turned into a wimp.

Perhaps I am the marketer who has spent the last six years helping people understand there is a different way to reach customers and to conduct business through social media. But what about the lady who happily spends hours looking through recipes and browsing the wine store in order to create the perfect meal for her friends?

Or the young woman who traveled through Europe and discovered a life lesson taught by little children playing on a beach in Greece?  Or the student who still harbors the dream but whose life took her in different directions.

Am I the woman who late at night is frightened because tomorrow is an unknown and yet becomes excited because tomorrow is a new beginning? Am I still the little girl with her hair in braids tied with ribbons who eats ice cream cones with jimmies and will gladly offer some to you? Or the person who feels the most important people in her life left her too soon?

As  I wrote this odd bio I began to understand that I am my resume, my avatars, as well as my past and my future. That we are all tapestries and depending on when you look at us you will find something new, some familiar something magical. However, weaving it together, holding all the images are silver and gold threads that are our values in life.

I so am looking forward to the adventures, the learning’s and the friendships that we’ll discover together.

Continue the conversation with me here at All The Single Girlfriends, my blog Diva Marketing and on Twitter at @tobydiva

Max turned 10 on January 4th. Happy Birthday puppy! Max is the most un-alfa terrier I’ve ever met. Even the vet says that. Max is the biggest little pest. Persistence must he Max’s middle name. He paws until he gets what he wants.Max is finky and will only eat certain doggy treats. His favorite are Greenies and Chocolate Drops.Max knows that everyone (people and pets) in the entire world is his friend. Max’s best friend in the neighborhood is a calico cat .. Little Kitty .. and his best doggy friend is Alex, the Russian Wolf Hound. (Max doesn’t know that he’s only little!)

My posts on All The Single Girlfriends begin here…

Happy 2013 .. On Your Terms

As 2013 opens its door to us we stand on the threshold […]

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To Grit or Not To Grit

As a Yankee living in the South I quickly learned there […]

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Grilling For Veggies

We called it barbecuing. Growing up in Boston the onset […]

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Girlfriends Helping Girlfriends

Girlfriends Helping Girlfriends is an All The Singles G […]

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Table Set For One

I didn’t always live alone. I grew up in a home w […]

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Cereal Beyond Saturday Morning Cartoons

“Like religion, politics, and family planning, cereal i […]

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ATSGF 1st Anniversary

One year ago today an amazing community of Girlfriends […]

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The One Thing I Will Do In 2012 Come Hell or High Water!

We will open the book. Its pages are blank. We are goin […]

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New Year’s Eve/New Year’s Day Foodie Traditions .. Or Not

Foodie Friday has turned into one of All The Single Gir […]

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Girlfriends Helping Girlfriends

Girlfriends Helping Girlfriends is an All The Singles G […]

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Halloween Foodie Treats!

They’re creepy and their kooky .. mysterious and spooky […]

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Summer To Fall With A Little App Help

This morning when I took my pup Max for his walk there […]

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Creative Cooking

Before personal branding, and what Tom Peter’s termed A […]

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The French Toast Throw Down

Or as we called it .. Duel of the Spatulas!  Kaye insis […]

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Summer Farmers’ Markets: A Family Affair

Behind the card table sits Miss Betty. Standing proudly […]

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Interview with Bella DePaulo, PhD

Recently, I was playing following the link. You know ho […]

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A Dad For Daughters

There are dads who were meant to be fathers to boys and […]

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In Atlanta: The Great Food Truck Race Review: The Lime Truck & Roxy’s Grilled Cheese

When was the last time you had an urban picnic?  I spen […]

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3 Bs: Berries, Basil & Balsamic

When I lived in Boston Saturday meant a trip to Haymark […]

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Mummy I Remember …

Memories of my mom sometimes feel like faded rose petal […]

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Feel Better Food

Yesterday I was watching the Food Network’s a Bes […]

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Wine Cork or Screw Cap?

Girlfriends, I don’t know about you, but for me, one of […]

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“You” As A Digital Brand

Recently I was re organizing my home office. Er .. ok, […]

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The Singing Soup Bowl

Friday nights were for Grandma. The world agreed that I […]

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A Rose By Any Other Name …

Where do you have your best girlfriend-to-girlfriend ta […]

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International Women’s Day: How Will You Thank Yourself?

Today, women from all over the globe, will join in soli […]

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Keep Him…Then You Won’t Be Alone

Max came into my life quite unexpectedly and my life ch […]

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Snow Storm Cranberry & Chocolate Cookies

When I’m stressed I bake. When I’m bored I […]

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You Have A Date For VD!

How do you ce lebrate the launch of a site for Girlfrie […]

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All You Need Is A Little Love

Launching All The Single Girlfriends on Valentine’s Day […]

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