I lost my husband and companion of 13+ years to heart failure Thanksgiving week 2014 (not quite a year ago as I write this).  I’ve been up and down and upside down and inside out since then, but mercifully, I’m topside mostly, standing on my own two feet and getting stronger every day.

I am a mom, grandma, sister, aunt, daughter-in-law and step-daughter, and friend.  I live with two furry boys of the beagle variety, I sometimes drive a Honda VTX1300T motorcycle, I like to paint (walls and furniture), and color (pictures).  I read a LOT, and I’ve started writing a book of my own.

I’m active in Toastmasters and recently joined the National Speakers Association. I’m certified as a coach by the John Maxwell Team.  I’m also a Fellow of the Institute for Court Management of the National Center for State Courts.  Professionally, I’ve been a court administrator but am giving that up for a while to reevaluate my priorities and find out who I am (and who I want to be).

One of my favorite quotes: The only reason to do anything is as an expression of who you are.  Neale Donald Walsch, Conversations with God.


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s