Monday, May 14, 2007

My Lives

Welcome to my Blog. In this, my first post, you'll find an overview of the events and lives I've lived to get me to this point. You'll also find a list of what's most important to me, in this, my fourth life.

Life 1 - I "belonged to someone else". I was born to my parents, Ruth and Steve, and was their child. Then moved on to be my now ex-husband's wife and my childrens' mother. During this life, that is mostly how I saw myself, belonging to others and doing their bidding.

Life 2 - I became a single parent and started to take some control over my life. I went to work full-time, sold Avon products for extra income, went to school at night working on a degree. This life basically "ended" when my younger daughter graduated from high school and went off to college.

Life 3 - I don't have a name for this life, but it was the time period when I was not responsible to or for anyone but myself, but still working at a full-time job and going through life with little purpose.

Life 4 - I entered this life less than a year ago. I still am only responsible for myself, as far as people go. I am no longer working full-time at a "job", but have actually started two businesses. One of these is currently paying most of the bills while the other is more of my dream job in which I use my photography and other art/craft skills. This life is good, so far. I hope I will be here for a long time to come.

Here is the promised list of what is important to me:
My Daughters and Son-in-law
Other family and friends
Environmental issues such as global warming, high gasoline prices, use of natural resources to extinction, rain forest protection, endangered species, etc.
Arts and Crafts - photography, museums, knitting, quilting, music, beading, etc.
World Peace
The Alzheimer's Assocation, AIDS Action Committee, Rosie's Place, The Boston Food Bank, Pine Street Inn, and various other causes I hope to address in the weeks to come.

Thanks for stopping by my blog; hope you'll come back again very soon.
Peace and Prosperity,

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