Since becoming an author begins a new phase of my life, I am describing who I am and how I got here. Knowing my background may enrich your reading experience and help you decide whether or not you want to read what I publish.
In no particular order, here are three major contributors to the person I am today:
- First of all, I am a Baby Boomer. I was born in the last century. It was the twentieth century, but it was the last century.
- I am a second-generation Italian American. I was six years old before I moved away from a little cocoon called “Federal Hill” in Providence, Rhode Island. It was then that I realized that everyone’s last name did not end in a vowel, and that most men did not have funny names like LaLa, Slick, Blondie, or Bugs!
- I attended a Catholic elementary school and a Catholic high school for eleven years! Nothing scares me; I was taught by nuns!
You see where I am going with this. I have enough material to write for the rest of my life. “A Life Well Lived” is my first published work. I promise there will be more.
I am a high school business teacher by trade. I taught typing and shorthand. I taught a course about how to operate business machines no longer in existence! If you are a fellow Boomer, you understand.
Along the way, I discovered that I loved working with adults, so I put on another hat. I began teaching business school and community college. I loved working with women and empowering them with marketable skills, so they could support themselves and their families.
I put on another hat when I joined the network marketing industry to make extra money for my family. I was not planning to start a new career, but I did.
I have changed hats again – those of writer, painter, and traveler. Eventually, some of my art and/or photography may be available on this site. I may write about some travel adventures, or share some photos. Perhaps, I will offer a workshop. I’m not sure of the destination. Perhaps, you may enjoy taking the journey with me.
If you are still reading, my motivation for this page has been to give you some background as to where I’ve been and where I’m going. You have some context.
When I was in high school, I would often say, “When I write my book…” I am thrilled to say I finally did.
Like me, this site is a work in progress. I can hardly wait to see what shows up!
Check out my book, blog, and pages. You have some options as to what to “click” on. I’d love to share the journey!
Love, Peace, and Joy,