A bit of cyber-self revelation will help. This is my first blog and I will be learning the ropes as I go, finding out what I can share that will interest you and continue our building community.
The invitation to join this group came from a veteran blogger who suggested that my current experiences as I confront retirement might be good to share. I have been an all-purpose writer for the Boeing company for 21 years. I wrote everything from feature articles to personal columns about leadership, coaching and diversity. I also facilitated many classes about leadership and diversity.
My interests are broad, ranging from being a serious Foodie to having experience as a facilitator for grief support groups.
I was married many, many years ago. Relationship have come and gone, and I am still close to many of my exes… I can tell you about how that can work if you want to know.
I truly like my single life and know how to create a life filled with the right blend of people, activities, interests and other things that make life fulfilling. I just turned 68 and pass as younger. That is a topic I want to engage with you about.
I live in Seattle, a city of great beauty, good food, excellent culture and interesting people.
I am one of those inveterate Life Long Learners. I like new ideas, new experiences, new people, new challenges. My most recent favorite learning experience relates to my newest passion: making fused glass. At a recent day in the glass studio of my favorite teacher, I felt overwhelmed by all the colors and possibilities. I can feel overwhelmed by too much input, even as I crave it. And then the anxiety dissolved and transformed and I felt blissed out instead. (Without the benefit of chemicals.) It reminded me of how I cook – all the possibilities sort themselves out and the experience turns to play, not work. I dropped into into the creative stream we all carry.
I’ll share more as I write and read what are all creating together. And after all my years teaching and writing about Diversity, I try to stay aware of one main concept: We see things through different lenses. We get caught in our own belief systems and most of us are pretty attached to being right.
Looking forward to meeting you on All The Single Girlfriends.
I hope you will enjoy my posts.
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