I’m a woman who spent a huge chunk of her life working in a creative job for a giant corporation. When it was good, it was very good, and it was good for a long time. But when it started to change, it became a pretty heartless place where lots of good people were sacrificed in the name of expediency. Seeing this, and being a rather emotional person, I became someone who dreaded going to work every day, to the point where I became a robot, a Type-A robot at that, giving more and more, while all the joy was being sucked out of my life. One day I had an epiphany and decided to do every thing I could to be able to take early retirement before I faded away completely. I scrimped and saved and kept my eye on the prize until I finally made that dream come true.
So now I’m free, after working all my life at one job or another, and every day I give thanks to God for this gift. I finally have the time to enjoy the simple things in life and the silly things in life, and it’s like I’ve been reborn.
I’m a baby boomer who loves reading, writing, trashy reality shows, science fiction, beef of any kind, a good joke, my dear friends, the idea of aliens, hiking, the southwestern part of the United States, particularly New Mexico (although I’m stuck in the Midwest,) good strong black coffee and the pure adventure of every new day.
I’m not perfect by a long shot, but then, I’m not finished yet.