My Life…The Adventure it Should Be!

you-only-life-once1I’ve been working since I was 12, doing theatre professionally and babysitting. I turned 16 my senior year in high school, received my diploma at 2pm and was on the bus to leave for “summer stock” at 4pm. I came home in September, moved out in October and turned 17 in an apartment with my friend Sue and have been on my own ever since. By 19 I was living in NYC on scholarship at the fabulous dance school Fancy Dancer, and pursing a theatre career.

FB_IMG_1436880559395Married in 1987 and four months later pregnant with the first of my three beautiful children I joyfully gave birth to between 1988 and 1992 and during that time was Director of Theatre at Concordia College. My mom, who was my best friend in the world, died January 9, 1994 and my marriage ended March 15th…and I was now the single mother of 6, 4 and 2 year olds…I was a mompreneurs long before we honored oursrlvrs for workomg from home. My childrens father and I have been successfully divorced all these years. We never went to court, we didn’t use our children as the pawns in the chess game of our lives; making them pay for the fact that we couldn’t live up to the commitment that we made.  Flash forward 21 years and our now 25 year old son was married in July and all of us, in-laws and all, were there dancing and laughing and sharing in the most joyful wedding I’ve ever known.

When my children all moved out 3 years or so ago, I put my things that I love in a 10×10 storage room and gave away the rest. I packed my van “Betsy” with bce0775f23fcb522932571d4d86d8807everything I need to work from wherever I am and hit the road. I’ve been living a life of service for many of those years, going where I am needed and giving of me – which is all I can share. Since I’m not sure where I want to grow up yet, I am fine not having a traditional home of my own. For the past few months I live wherever I am on that given day. I always travel during the summer, but this is the first time I haven’t had a “home base” to slide into! For many of my family and friends, this is something I’m doing that they just cannot understand. They feel I’m irresponsible and need to grow up…and I feel like I’m doing what I I’ve always loved to do…travel…be free…share my joy…and value the people that I meet and love along the journey more than the things I accumulate along the way. This is my life…the adventure it should be…FB_IMG_1439218357615

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