I am Helen, a career person and mother, whose child had the audacity to grow up, go to college, get her degree and go on out on her own in a state far away; whose husband had the terrible misfortune of succumbing to lung cancer; whose long-time involvement in a successful career now is approaching an end. These are three huge life-changing events and although they occurred over a number of years, they greatly change life’s course.
Of course, there are other things that are very important to me (listed in no particular order): my dogs, my faith, Green Bay Packer football, Wisconsin Badger football and basketball, New Mexico Lobo basketball, counted cross-stitch and other needle arts, reading, my step-children and step-grandchildren, my siblings and nieces and nephews. As I approach retirement I feel like an adolescent wrestling with the question of what will I do with the rest of my life.
In this blog I hope to share my journey of redefining my life in view of my changing circumstances. I don’t know where this blog will take me because I don’t know where I might go, but I am starting it now in the event that it might become an important and significant part of who I become. I expect it will be an eclectic blog and perhaps somewhat unfocused as I explore many varied interests and share some of my accomplishments and musings and lessons learned.