With yet another birthday looming its shadow I feel a need for reassessment. I’ve noticed I generally hit the “about” section first when blog browsing, to give me a framework as to who I’m “talking to”, but my own is kind of nebulous, I like that but to supplement it here’s a tad more solid info.
Finding a photo other than my cat I’m tempted to choose one of those perfectly posed ones that make me look good, but is that generally how I look? No. I finally choose this “a la natural” because it’s closer to the real me.
It’s true (as per my about section) I don’t fit well in boxes (doing a personality test I found I fit in a less than 1% group – had some pretty awesome folks in it though!) but here are some basic facts.
I’m (very) soon to be 63, happily retired (though as busy as ever just with different stuff) and living in a small, old English town on the edge of London.
My original degree was in Fine art (sculpture) but I taught English abroad (mostly in S E Asia) for a good part of my life (easy income) while exploring and having adventures. I was married twice and have been single now for 10 years (I’m very independent). I enjoy company but also need lots of time alone to chill and ponder.
I take care of one of my grandsons after school till my daughter gets home (the little guy with the big grin) and am currently learning about writing, publishing and technology in general (a new field for me) with a goal of eventually self publishing a book I wrote while in China (and writing more). I’m really enjoying blogging, delving into others worlds, and the discipline of coming up with something new every day is stretching me.