About me. I am a writer, a reader, a teacher, a photographer, a student of Life. I am a wife and mom, a devoted friend, a bridge over troubled water.
I have had a lot of jobs, worn my share of uniforms; soda jerk, sewing factory “call girl”, hand grenade fuse assembler, mortar shell packer, bakery dough handler, raisin washer.
Then there was teacher, document control coordinator, human resources manager, technical writer, wedding photographer, electronics distributor, caterer, hotel sales manager, teacher (again).
Those were the paying jobs.
There was even more satisfaction to come from the non-paying variety.
Volunteer coordinator, PTA officer, fund raiser, peer counselor, scout leader, welcome wagon organizer, cookbook author, classroom volunteer, soccer mom, etc.
I come from a very large family with a legacy of mental health issues, particularly depression.
Sharing my life experience, writing about it here has been pure catharsis.
From Pennsylvania to Utah, Michigan, New York, Maryland, South Carolina, I have always lived near water.
Usually near a river, and not in a van, I take inspiration from a favorite Saturday Night Live character.
Matt Foley. Motivational Speaker.
Van by the River.