I wrote the blurb about me when I started the blog a little over a year ago. Today I live in Texas, taking only what fit in the car and leaving behind people I love dearly and a storage room full of memories. I am surrounded by family here as well and am working toward a more stable financial footing. I work in a children’s resale boutique as a manager and get to flex my creative muscles in visual merchandizing.
When my grandmother passed away recently my father found a manuscript I’d written, a children’s story, that I am now in the process of rewriting. That is incredibly encouraging and fun. I still haven’t reached the point in life where I might have a date for the New Year’s Eve performance of Vivaldi’s Four Seasons playing locally this year, but I’ll get there. All things in time. Cheers!
Attitude, adaptability, contemplation, imagination, inventiveness, resourcefulness, laughter, faith, hope…things scrutable and inscrutable…all treasures and integral to me.
I am soon to be 53.
The age matters. I’m happy to be this age celebrating the advent of being “on my own” for the first time. I will also cry lots of empty nest tears. But one has to keep moving forward.
The breadth and depth of experience enriches who I am and informs where I go from here. It is at once exhilarating and terrifying. Paradoxically, I am confident and needing reassurance.
That’s the philosophical perspective I take when faced with huge challenges, but it works for me.
The nuts and bolts?…I grew up a transient Methodist minister’s daughter in Virginia and became a transient military wife right out of high school. 2 marriages, 5 children and 4 grandchildren later the game is afoot once again as I move back to Texas. That’s where this blogging story begins during the summer of 2015:)