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So much has taken place in such a short period of time. Within the last 5 weeks I have:

  • Lost my job
  • Started School
  • Moved to a new City

It’s only a list of 3 things, but when you think about everything that’s involved, it’s a lot! Especially in 5 weeks time. Included in this 5 week period, I’ve had time to do some reflecting and pondering over who I am. Who I want to be. And who I want and do not want in my life, in between all of the madness in the above mentioned list.

Who am I? I’m a pretty simple person. I’m intelligent, witty, happy. More often than not, I live in the moment. This means different things to different people, but to me it simply means that I do what I need to do, when I need to do it. Tomorrow – I tackle that when it comes. Of course I think about the future, but my future consists of nothing longer than /maybe/ a week or two at the most. I’m sure some of you read this and think, “Wow..what about your future? Do you plan for that?” The answer is yes. I do. But I do necessity planning: what bill am I going to pay off in the next 12 months? What do I need to do to get from point A to point B in my life in the next 5 years (for me or for my Family)? That’s pretty much it. You see, there is a very real chance that I may not be here tomorrow. Or next week. Or next year. Because of this reality, I choose to live each day as it comes. These days may include a day of school, a day of cooking in my kitchen, a day of spending it with a Family member, or simply a day of doing absolutely nothing but reading on the Internet. Before my Family freaks out reading this, I’d just like to clarify that there is nothing wrong with me or my health. I simply mean that I could walk outside and get ran over by a bus, or in a local case – a big jacked up 4×4 monster truck driven by a careless 16 year old kid doing 60mph in a 25mph neighborhood.

Who do I want to be? I think this is the easiest question of them all to answer. I want to be the very best Mother, GrandMother, and Significant other that I can be for my Family. That’s it. Do I aspire to be more? Nope. Because these three things are the single most important aspects of my life. In the end, they’re all that matters to me. Again, pretty simple.

A part of my life. Many people have come and gone in my life over the years and a lot of lessons have been learned. Hooooey a lot let me tell ya! These people, good and bad, have really helped shape who I am today. Thank goodness I’m one to learn from my mistakes! These people, along with many people I come across today really help me focus on the type of people I want in my life. Got drama? Keep it. Got 10 suitcases full of skeletons that you like to open and share freely? Oh baby, keep them! Got baby Momma/Daddy problems? Get a lawyer. Feel better when you’re bringing someone else down or talking bad about people? Yeah..keep that mess to yourself. I have very few people outside of my Family in my life. I’ve never been one to have friends. I’m happy shopping alone. I’m happy running errands, alone. I’m happy at home on my off days while everyone is at work, alone. And the few people that I do enjoy being around, I’m happy when I have a chance to meet them for lunch or coffee. And even happier when I return home. I can count on one hand the people that I consider a friend. Re-reading this paragraph, I just thought “what does this say about me?” “What type of person am I?” An introvert? Nah. I just choose to live my daily life doing me, keeping it simple, and more importantly, keeping it real. And these are the type of people I enjoy having in my life. The type of person who is nothing more than simple and real.

I’m not sure where I was even going with this post. I was sitting here at home this morning enjoying the peace and quiet and just started thinking about all the negative things that I stumbled upon on the Internet this morning. Drama. Negativity. Relationship issues. Political rants (these piss me off the most; especially when someone shares information from some random no-name, no credibility news site and taking it as truth). And all I could think was, “man…these people can’t be happy if this is all they have to say, think, or feel.” I mean, getting all worked up over something someone has said (whether it’s about you or not), getting your blood pressure up because (used for expression only) created a blog post about ‘Murica and the right to own guns, having a different opinion than you. What does it solve? Absolutely nothing. And the only one it hurts…is you. You’re now upset. You’re blood pressure is going up. You’re spewing profanities. You let someone else affect you, your attitude, and possibly your health.

I may lead a boring life and I may miss out on a lot of things. That’s okay. Because I’m happy in my life, where I am, who I am, and who I have in it. I like being me and I like “me”. And the reality of it is…this is all that matters.


I’ve struggled for a long time now over this blog.

  • Do I continue?                                                                                       
  • Do I write about tech?
  • Do I write about personal-anything-I-want stuff?

For a long time this blog was filled with a lot of tech, then on to marketing related posts, and slowly came to it’s death filled with a little bit of everything. I’ve spent some time going through old posts from over the years and it was quite the eye opener to see just how much my life changed over time. I mean, I went from the totally geeky, happy, tech girl to the what the hell was I thinking marketing girl, to what seemed to be utter confusion. I can look back and pinpoint with every post what was going on in my life at the time both personally and professionally. That’s a closed door that I don’t really think I care to open again. Ever.

Fast forward to today. I’m happy. Could I be happier? Of course! Everyone could stand to be happier. But I have no complaints. I mean hell, I’m finally back (1 year now) in a working environment that is full of creativity, vision, laughter, and smiles. Sure there’s frustrations from time to time but they don’t last long. At all. I’ve got a rock solid team(mate) that I’d trust with my life. I’ve got my days filled with a little bit of tech and a little bit of …. life. To me, it’s a great combination. Especially for work!

Outside of work – I’m happy. I’ve recently started a new diet lifestyle change, so that’s a huge plus. My kids are slowly moving forward and getting their lives started and stable (huge for a Mom!). Everything in life is slowly once again falling into place.

Life is good.

So back to this blog. I’m not sure what I want in this space. Or if it even matters. Maybe for now I just open it up and type. Type about whatever I feel like typing about. I think for now, that’s good enough for me.


Wow! So much has taken place over the last 3 years that I’ve completely forgotten about this blog. If it wasn’t for my newest adventure, I probably wouldn’t be here now. Three years have gone by and I’ve had so many changes in my life take place. Career changes, lifestyle changes, and then some.

I’ve been spending a lot of time over this last year thinking about an adventure. Nothing that I’m looking to make a profit off of, but more along the lines of becoming active publicly on what I love to do in my spare time. Cook. If you’re familiar with my page on Facebook, you already know that the majority of my posts are pictures of meals that I’ve cooked or desserts that I’m baking. Maybe I’ll bring this little space on the Internet back to life and share some of that over here too.

You probably won’t find many marketing or IT related posts here anymore. That’s no longer my life and hasn’t been since 2010. Maybe I’ll dive into that one day. What you’ll find here is more of “me”. Which may or may not interest you and if it does and you enjoy my posts, great! If not, well thanks for stopping by anyway, even if it was a brief visit. (=

So with that said…I’m back. I’ll be spending the near future making some changes around here and pretty much starting over and giving you a little glimpse inside my World.

To new beginnings…

Robert Scoble and Charnell Pugsley at the Blellow Tweetup

Robert Scoble and Charnell Lucich at the Blellow Tweetup

Kevin and I attended a Tweetup this evening in beautiful downtown San Antonio that was hosted by Blellow along with Rackspace and their newest addition, Robert Scoble.  The turnout was great and I was able to connect with some of my old co-workers from my Rackspace days as well as make some new friends, which was awesome.  I was happy to finally put faces to names of my friends that I talk with on Twitter all the time such as @joeruiz and @rackerhacker. The margarita’s were strong, the food was great, and the atmosphere was just full of energy.

While wandering around playing paparazzi, I got to meet and chat with Robert Scoble (@scobleizer on Twitter) and I must say – he is a super-great guy! He asked me to follow him to the margarita machine while we chatted and we ended our conversation on the front porch of the Blellow HQ. In that short time span, I learned a lot and I took away some valuable information – what I consider guidance, that I hope to use in my role as both a woman in tech and a contributor to the Internet. Thanks Robert!

For those not familiar with Blellow – Blellow is a productivity microblog. Their goal is to encourage open collaboration and the sharing of knowledge.  They have a very cool concept going on and I encourage you all to go give them a look, join their network, and enjoy sharing!

I’ve posted some pictures from the Tweetup on Flickr here.

If you’re not on Twitter, get there. When you do, be sure to follow me and say hello – @charnelllucich!


PEER 1, the company that I work for, participated in the 24 Hours of Lemons endurance race in Kershaw, South Carolina last year. We will be participating in this event again this year at the No Problem Raceway in Belle Rose Louisiana, June 6-7.

This year, PEER 1 is planning something a little different. This year, we are challenging all hosting providers in the state of Texas. Yes, you read correctly: WE WANT YOU!

Are you up to the challenge? Do you have what it takes to participate against PEER 1 in the 24 Hours of Lemons race?

Read more about PEER 1 throwing down the gauntlet on the PEER 1 Blog:

Don’t be scared. You know you wanna! 😉

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