Creative, quirky and passionate. Those three words sum me up in a rather quick fashion. Though I am sure many people who have known me over the years could add a few more words to that list!
I have done many things in my life, made some fantastic decisions and some incredibly stupid ones. Many have taken me down roads I never wanted to venture down, and it took me a while to get back on track. Once on track, there was no stopping me. This was when I meet an amazing man who is my best friend and husband (aka ‘The Squire’).
A jack of many trades master of none sums up my ‘career.’ I started traveling in my late teens. Years later I bought a one-way ticket to London — what was I thinking? I worked on a cruise liner as a stewardess and worked in many hotels as a bartender/waitress. In between those jobs, it was office work, with a stint learning to be an Occupational Therapy Assistant [hospital] and a Manager of a home for people with disabilities. My last job was as a Qualified Preschool teacher, which I left quite a few years ago to manage our small orchard that the Squire and I created from bare land.
A few more facts!
I am an early starter in a few of life’s challenges and a late starter in many. One example of my lateness is completing ten half marathons [competitive walker] and one triathlon in my fifties.
I have the most incredibly patient, caring and intelligent husband, and the best travel buddy any girl could want.
My first trip overseas was to Melbourne in the 1970’s when passports were not required. I have been traveling on and off since then.
I love to garden and have this strange affliction of enjoying mowing lawns. NO matter what shape, I love them all.
Don’t stand in the way of me and a good cup of coffee in the morning.
I sometimes capture excellent photos; many get deleted as I am my harshest critic.
I have a very contagious laugh, and I love to make people smile. You can find me at Global Housesitter x2. Why not drop by for a virtual cup of coffee?
From Retirement Reflections: Thank you, Suzanne, for dropping by this week to share a bit about yourself and your blog.
Prior to retirement, I lived and worked in Beijing China for fourteen years (Middle School Principal/Deputy Director at The Western Academy of Beijing). Leaving international life behind, my husband and I retired to Vancouver Island in June 2015. To document both this transition and our new adventures, ‘Retirement Reflections’ was born. I hope that you enjoy reading these reflections, and will be willing to share your own.
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