- Delta, British Columbia, Canada
- I took very early retirement from teaching in '06 and did some traveling in Europe and the UK before settling down to do some private tutoring. As a voracious reader, I have many books waiting in line for me to read. Tell me I shouldn't read something, and I will. I'm a happy, optimistic person and I love to travel and through that believe that life can be a continuous learning experience. I'm looking forward to traveling more some day. I enjoy walking, cycling, water aerobics & and sports like tennis, volleyball, and fastpitch/baseball. I'm just getting into photography as a hobby and I'm enjoying learning all the bits and bobs of my digital camera. My family is everything to me and I'm delighted to be the mother of two girls and the Gramma of a boy and a girl. I may be a Gramma, but I'm at heart just a girl who wants to have fun.
Wednesday, September 06, 2006
From the first time I heard this song, I felt it described so many feelings I've been having over the last year or so. Teaching kids was great - I loved the classroom part - but other aspects of the job did not impress me. Plus, there are so many other things I want to do with my life - from traveling, writing, photography, making new friends, and perhaps if the good Lord wills it, having another chance at love and romance. I've taken steps to improve the quality of my life and retired in June. My first travel experience since then was a cruise to Alaska where I met so many really neat people. Now I will do more traveling in Europe and Great Britain and then come home to write that long-awaited book about what it's like to experience early widowhood. Who knows what is in the future? That's the exciting part...watching it develop.
I'll spread my wings and I'll learn how to fly.
I'll do what it takes till I touch the sky.
Make a wish, take a chance,
Make a change, and break away.
Out of the darkness and into the sun.
But I won't forget all the ones that I love.
I'll take a risk, take a chance,
Make a change, and break away