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Dos and Donuts

IMG_4337For the record, I actually made these.  they are coconut cake with vanilla glaze and dipped in orange tinted coconut flakes.  I am annoying like that.

Why do I feel like shit when I take a day to relax?  I think Coach would say that he has never seen me relax in his life, but I don’t know how to.  There is something to do, and if you are tired?  Take a pull off the keurig and get back to it.  I am literally so much of a hyper-performer that an afternoon pf non accomplishment ( for normal people that is considered rest or relaxing,) will leave me disappointing in myself.

So, tomorrow, Sunday, after the show (one of my last!) I will be attempting to power-watch some netflix and  drink la croix and maybe go for a walk.  Snuggle the kids and do no chores.

So, I am going to Donut-ing.  Get it?  Do-Nothing?



Some days you just flip the script and walk down another road.  Why did I decide to walk away from radio?  Well for starters the radio station was sold (granted it won’t change hands for 6 plus months) but it takes a situation like this to make you realize you have been trying to talk yourself out of doing radio for about a year…..maybe 2.  I have been on the air for 5 years and 8 months.  For those who don’t know radio – THAT IS A LONG TIME TO NOT BE CANCELLED.


Here is the deal.  I am exhausted.  I am 46, and I have a full time corporate job  that includes travel and a lot of focus (I LOVE IT!), a husband that does not get NEARLY as much of my time as he deserves and twin 4 year-olds who are straight up magical.  Do I need a secondary career in media? No.  I do not work at the station for a paycheck, but for a hobby.  Yes, that is a luxury, I know it.  Hashtag blessed.

I will do about 3 more shows.  Maybe that.   Wish me luck as I throw myself back into family and food.  Expect a lot of cooking, family fun, home entertaining and dining out.  I might finally begin that garden, start canning beets and go to the coast more often.  Who knows….perhaps I will get in shape?

In the time I have been on the air I have been through a LOT.  I went though a long IVF journey, I became a mother, I have emceed every food event from here to Northern California, and I have loved it all.  But I need a break.  I need to rest.  I need to consider the marathon, not the sprint.

My family deserve it.  So do I.

Changing the blog name.  Changing the Direction of my posts ( back to personal and honest and about the struggles and successes of life) and changing my priorities.

I hope I will not lose you on my journey as I attempt to navigate these crazy waters and in the process uncover the Maki Family Values.

Love you all – thank you for your support!