First Post — Learning how to share information

Blogging is a fascinating way to share information.  It’s better than the social media websites, because only those who want to follow can.  I’m looking forward to documenting my transformation from mom, engineer, wife, and general “good girl” into someone new.  So over the last year, I’ve been changing my life by doing some of the following things:

  • Gone back to school to earn an AA in art
  • Began self study for CISSP – ISSEP (software / systems security) certification
  • Began studying to become a Bard
  • Use meet-up to find some new friends / groups in my area
  • Agreed to become a high school band tournament organizer (big time band booster position)
  • Started riding my bike (as well as the train and bus) to work
  • Worked with my husband to make an art studio
  • Began teaching myself how to do sculpture by teaching myself how to do paper mache
  • Joined a local labyrinth group
  • took up knitting again after a 10 year gap.
  • Handed over control of the house and the kitchen to my husband
  • Got a dog (puppy) for the first time in my life.
  • Stopped some of my mentoring activities at local schools
  • Continue working full time as an engineer

So look for some amusing stories, tales of way too much work, and general comments about the process of re-inventing oneself.  This should be fun.

I’ll start by posting a picture of our newest member of the family — elle the golden retriever.


Author: Heres to ART not Cockroaches

Welcome to my life. My life as a mom is changing as the kids grow up, leave home, and build their own lives. This gives me a chance to rebuild myself as an artist, develop a spiritual path, and most fun of all, start going out on dates with my husband. Come here the stories about the small things in life that can make one very happy. Dogs running on a beach, great breakfast dates, kids and their adventures, and my own adventures in this wacky life. I'll share some of my progress in learning art while juggling a full time job as an engineer. And best of all, it's a chance for me to practice writing stories while keeping in touch with my kids. I look forward to hearing from you. Comments, thoughts, and invitations to meet for coffee are all welcomed. Enjoy the stories.

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