I Am…

A Collection of Life Experiences 

  • A Caterer

Most of us live out our lives without our story being told. Come along for the ride as I navigate the world as a single older female, living paycheck to paycheck in a small apartment. This is real, folks. At times, I’ve lived a “hard knock”life -experiences that were life changing. Living courageously can be daunting, but also a beautiful thing. Life CAN be fulfilling on your own.

Living courageously can create good stories, that’s for sure.

My hope is for my reader to relate to issues I face and give a voice to older women who often feel invisible. I have to work to keep a roof over my head and food on the table. It seems to me that most recipe and lifestyle blogs are younger women in households where they are supported by another income. I’ve lived that life; But it’s not my life now as I face the latter chapters of my life on my own.

Check out my categories on the right. Some are self explanatory.  Thriving is where you’ll find my thoughts on working through issues that I face – financial, career, relationships, dealing with my past, facing the future, what makes my life fulfilling, etc.

My recipes will not be loaded with photography. This may date me, but there was a time when every recipe we made came from a cookbook without photos. They turned out fine. I don’t want my readers to have to scroll through a dozen closeups.

My goal is to create, what for now will be a third stream of income.  I opted for early Social Security and I work 20 – 30 hours a week in accounting. I am looking at what my income will be like at 70, 75 and beyond – meaning SS and something that I create on my own.

I’m drafting sewing patterns in a program called PatterMaker, which is a CAD (computer aided drafting) program. The learning curve was steep.  I bring the graded (making the same pattern in different sizes) patterns into Adobe Illustrator so I can turn them into downloadable PDF documents.  Can I sell things on Etsy? How about a booth at a Farmer’s Market? I have ideas. Let’s see if I can turn them into a viable reality for me!

I play with Photoshop. Major learning curve there, too.  Of course, there’s learning WordPress for the very blog itself!