As my "Who Am I" says, I'm a mid-lifer. I am Penelope Pitstop meets Jane Austen meets Kathy Bates meets Shirley MacLaine. I am unemployed; have been unemployed since April 2011 due to a lay-off.
I am equal parts creative and analytic; equal opportunity for both my left and right brain ... Sometimes a blessing and sometimes a curse.
I love to cook, eat, laugh, read and write. I love the ocean, the smell of freshly-mown grass tinged with gasoline from the mower and the beauty of all four seasons. I love chocolate and wine. I love my friends and family.
I get turned on by compassion.
I love to give things away, thereby clearing my life of what has become clutter. I love movies and music; playing games and singing; deep conversations and occasional debates.
I'm not a fan of small-mindedness, intolerance and mean-spirited behavior and won't hesitate to call perpetrators of such things on that nonsense.
I have been deeply hurt - some say scarred - by events that have taken place in this lifetime and have done much to transcend them; lots of hard work and patience with myself.
I am morbidly obese; a physical manifestation of decades of holding stuff in rather than dealing with it and airing it out. I've turned my body into a fortress; let myself believe it would protect me from further harm while actually inflicting harm on myself. Yes, I'm working on that, too.
I guess that's enough of an introduction for now.