I call myself an elder. I was born at the end of the 2nd World War, and have lived a full 72 years of LIFE. They say the average lifespan for people living in a modern Society is about 70, and then….the inevitable. So I’m hoping for another good few years and more to share my story, as each story needs to be told.
Since I was a child I have loved the art of storytelling, song, and various different art forms. I have been a ballet dancer, singer, educator, artist, writer and a seeker of truth, and in recent years a gardener.
I have had a long history of illness, but each new year am blessed with better health. I now don’t feel so uniquely different to other ‘elders’ around the same age-group, as we all seem to be struggling in one way or another with mobility impairment and other health related problems, including memory loss.
In Feb 2015 I moved from Ipswich to Golden Beach, Sunshine Coast, and am enjoying this new landscape immensely. There have been many opportunities to ride my mobility scooter along the foreshore of Pumicestone Passage, swim in the ocean pool at King’s Beach, visit the friendly shopping centres of Golden Beach and Caloundra, and enjoy mingling with the holiday visitors and locals who have time to chat.
It has been a challenge to start a new life in a different city, but it has also meant that I am living closer to my family, which has been a great support for me. I have joined the Caloundra Art Centre and met new friends, and have joined the Book Review group in my area. Have also attended the occasional concerts at the Caloundra Art Gallery.
I have given up my career as special needs tutor, and focussing on my art practice and writing journey. I hope to share with you my stories, my artworks, and my life as a student of Prem Rawat.
I have finally settled here in Golden Beach and loving it!
The Xmas Season and New Year blast off has passed, and we're offered another year, day ... to enjoy this Life! Haven't made any resolutions yet, but a big tidy up, sorting through things that need fixing, clearing, filing...new projects on the way...always an exciting...
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