This is my story. And I’m sticking to it!

wpid-wp-1417890970765.jpegHi, my name is Stephanie! I’m just a regular girl, okay maybe I am kind of a girly, girl.

But I can get down and dirty and even work on my own car if I need too!  Born in 1971 in Goldsboro, NC at Seymour Johnson Air Force Base.  I have several different cultures in me.  I have a little Italian, Indian, German, Swedish, and American; you name it.  I am a Heinz 57!  But I think it is one of the reasons I love so many different things!

Living in Floridaimages (3) you can eat different cultural foods, see just about anything.  Hit the beaches often and wear little clothes!
What isn’t to love here.

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I moved to Florida when I was just three years old. I have never left since.

I danced from age 5 to 12 years old.  Tap, Toe, Ballet, Jazz.image

Was in the girl scouts, and being an only child until I was twelve, learned all the not so fun things around the house.  Like how to build my dad’s 15 foot work shop from scratch, weld, cement, sheetrock, work on cars, and the use of power tools.  Yes, my father had me help him often, as he had no boy until I turned twelve.  Thank God for my baby brother.

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I am just a regular girl with a regular job. I love the little things in life and never take myself too seriously.

Family and Friends, Florida Living!
Family and Friends, Florida Living!

I love laughing with friends and enjoying my family are two of my favorite things. Today, I consider myself one of the luckiest people on earth.

But that wasn’t always true.

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Been laid-off more times than I wanted.  But all in all it has taught me so much. I have met tons of great people.  Been self-employed, but my love for people, made me go back to work.

Been married and divorced. I have one son , age now, 15

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My Son, Johnathan L Vastag Jr.

I bought a new hot sports car at the end of 2007A 2008 350z Roadster convertible.

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I was loving life. Through out the years, I’ve owned a Porsche, Several different Z cars, An SS Camero, Mustangs.  Always some kind of Sports car.  I’ve owned trucks, SUV’s but mainly sports cars. To the left are pictures of  some of my cars I have owned over the years and what I currently drive now!

My Son and I!  He is my pride and Joy!
My Son and I! He is my pride and Joy!

Looking back, getting laid off was the best thing that could have ever happened to me.  With each new job, I learned a vast amount of knowledge, software from all types of fields.  From animals, to electrical, trucking, marketing, you name it.

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My Pride and Joy! My Son, Johnathan Jr!

wpid-wp-1417888104408.jpegI’ve owned my own business.  Selling New & Used Harley Parts on Ebay, International and here in the USA.  It has done quite well!

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Been Married and Divorced. Been there done that.  Single again.  But attached.

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Met my boyfriend in 2012! Enjoying life with him.

Been with my boyfriend, since 2012.  We enjoy, tv, movies, going out to new places, the beach, meeting new people and hanging with friends.  He loves to cook and boy can he cook!  Check out his website at TheTampaFoodGuy.com

I still own and manage my Ebay business part-time, it’s called shophogwild.com

images I’ve since been able to earn more money while working less hours. The end result is a lifestyle built around quality time with my family, my dream come true.

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Many Faces of me! I went for 10 years without taking any pictures. Not anymore!

I have learned the best and worst things in life are usually the things that happen unplanned.

When bad things happen, learn from them and vow to not repeat the behaviors that allowed them to happen. When good things come along, take advantage of them and learn how to stimulate more good things like them to happen. That’s called creating your own luck, which is a far better option than trying to control the uncontrollable.  You make your destiny.  It isn’t given to you.  Not happy, change something.  Quit, leave, start something new.

The right path is the one you make yourself that leads to your version of happiness.

We all have different ideas about what happiness is, which is why we shouldn’t all follow the same path. To embrace our unique passions and enjoy our own forms of fulfillment, we must be willing to step off the prescribed path and forge our own. No matter what your goals are, there’s always more than one way to realize them. Find yours.

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That is my story.  It isn’t glamourous.  But it is my life.

Below are some of many faces (Pictures) of me!  I love taking pictures and I am sure you figured that out!  You have to love yourself first before loving others!  I think I have mastered that!

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So, you will see I am not always correct with my grammar.  If you hear me talk, I have a country twang in my voice.  I say “Ideer” instead of Idea. But after hanging out with me for a while, you start to understand me… At least I think so…

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2 Comments »

  1. Stephanie is a great person, she is driven and always seems to conquer task she sets out to accomplish. She won’t stop until she has exhausted all avenues. She loves to travel and meet new people and has decided to share what she has discovered will you. She truly amazes me each day. She is supportive and I am happy to have met her.

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