Well, Here I go....Off on another adventure! I'm Stephanie, a recently retired middle school teacher who feels like I got out just in time before I lost my last ounce of sanity. Funny how much I miss the actual classroom, but not the red tape which seems to have become thicker and harder to break with each and every year. Love teaching,but hated sitting in meeting after meeting staring at pie charts based on too much testing. I was also a Department Chair, Educational and Sport Coach, College Educator and Curriculum Writer during my tenure. Love retirement, but want something new to challenge me, keep me out of trouble (i. E. Away from any place that sells shoes and purses), and make a little money in the process. In other words, I want to use my time to create income and have fun doing it through the technical and artistic world of the internet community. I have the gift of gab, love meeting people, and enjoy "hanging out" with others who are active and full of energy so this feels like a great place to start on the next phase of my life's journey.
I am married to a wonderful man whom I met online 6 years ago. Between the two of us we have three "kids" or should I say grownups. We both have a passion for living the good life in our fifties and so far, so good. We live in the country where the deer, but not antelope, roam, but only 30 minutes away from big city action which we also enjoy. Love to travel, read, watch good movies and working out is a must in my routine. Just became a Zumba Instructor but so far only my two Tibetan Terriers have taken my class. Speaking of Karma and Moxie (You need a little bit of both in your life in order to succeed, right? :-)), they are another passion of mine, and I simply love to curl up with them on the couch.
It is my intent to really get involved in this community. As a former teacher, I know that you have to get your head and your heart in the game in order to get the most out of anything. So here I go...Wish me luck :-)