Aloha! I’m Karen Maeby. I live in the Tampa Bay Area with my hermit crab sidekick Sir Eisenhower “Houdini” Crabapple. I’m 31 years young and my journey thus far have been unbelievable no matter how many road blocks I’ve come to along the way. I’m very thankful and humble to be able to say that I’ve been able to check mark a lot of my dreams off that I had when I was a teenager, and so, I am working on a whole other list for “30 and beyond”.
My marine industry project is BoatShowGirl where I have traveled to boat shows the past couple of years accomplishing several of my goals/dreams. I’m getting ready to do something more with that very soon.
This year’s Summer One Acts (2017) marked my one year anniversary helping backstage with the Gulfport Community Players (theatre). I worked SOA 2016, Over the River Through the Woods, Parfumerie, Modi, and then I took a break, and now I’m back! I’m also in the Tampa Bay Film Society – I haven’t done much other than attend meetings and movies, but eventually, I want to do more with film.
I have a ton of hobbies that I have been fortunate enough to mix with work experiences. Some of the ones that have seemed to follow me every where has been blogging, writing poetry (I’m a published author), photography, social media, marketing, design, website work. Others are traveling, reading, following my favorite bands places, walking around downtown Gulfport, going to boat shows, looking at boats, searching for treasures and tons of other things.
When I’m not working, I’m trying to live the salt/Pirate life as much as I can: Jimmy Buffett music 24/7, daydreaming about the Key West sunsets, being at the beach and loving the feeling of sun on my skin when I become completely relaxed because my soul becomes alive while near the water.
“Yes I am a Pirate. 200 Years too late.” – Jimmy Buffett