Creating My Life Everyday
I believe in the transformative power of creativity. I like the process of sharing thoughts & experiences because we learn so much from each other. I also like to work together with like-minded people to promote what is good, valuable and beneficial. That’s basically why I started this blog, to express and promote the beauty and goodness of life.
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I’m currently (2020) retired, widowed and living in Australia. Previously I worked as the web content editor, blogger and social media consultant for a few websites. Regardless of what kind of work one does, life requires creativity (especially when raising a family). Life is a creative process, and we are the co-creators, writers and illustrators of our own story.
Blogging has also been my therapy
As I transition through stages of life that I was not prepared for; a chronic illness, loss, grief, aging, the empty nest, etc., staying creative helps me feel productive and appreciate life. Photography and writing have been my primary creative outlets for a long time. I seem to endlessly be RE-creating my own life too. Creativity keeps things fresh, alive & moving forward.
I’ve been fighting with an autoimmune disease since 2003, and it can be unpredictable and painful. It has limited the type of work I can do so I’ve had to keep reinventing my income sources out of necessity. At the same time, I continually strive to improve my health on all fronts – physical, mental, emotional and spiritual.
A Long Story Short
I’ve traveled a lot throughout my life, 22 countries and 3/4’s of the USA. I grew up in Florida and my 3 children were born in Florida. My husband is from Australia, and we moved to New Hampshire in 1996 to raise our family near my parents. It was our dream to eventually move back to my husband’s hometown on the Northern Beaches of Sydney, Australia. We did, but then he unfortunately passed away. That’s a longer story. It’s not easy being an international family.
The world is a beautiful place
I believe in appreciating life and taking good care of it. I love the art, traditions, celebrations and clothing of different cultures. People have so much beauty and goodness to share with each other. That’s why I hate war & crime & anything that hurts people’s hearts. I strive to be a peacemaker and a catalyst for renewed hope in the goodness of life.