I’m a pensioned Canadian woman sharing a home with my cats, Sam and Eli. Now that I have time, I spend most days at my computer writing. My first book “Pioneers in the 20th Century” is my memoir based on life in Northern Ontario during the 1970’s and 80’s. We had neither hydro nor water in our one room house, but we did have six kids, elastic walls and a lot of love. Living a pioneer life in a modern day world sounds terrible, but it wasn’t. It’s all about attitude and making the most about whatever life throws at you. It was anything but boring! Hard work, yes; but boring, never. I also write…well… whatever: children’s books, short stories, and insights about life.
When I first retired I went to live on a reservation in Northern Manitoba for an eye opening view of life on a reserve. Later, I lived in Ecuador for a couple of years to experience yet another culture and to learn Spanish. Although I can get by in my new language, I am far from bilingual. I keep at it little by little. I have bilingual grandchildren so I practise speaking what little French I’ve managed to master. They are very patient with me! I hope to be truly trilingual some day. Since I am a slow learner I expect to live a l-o-n-g time.
To free my mind and restore my soul, I love to ride my motorcycle or camp in the wilderness. Gazing at the stars in a place not polluted by city lights keeps me humble and spiritually aligned. I appreciate being alive to experience the goodness and diversity of life, but recognize my need to look within for stability and peace.
As I learn about blogging and everything else that life brings, I will share my insights, highlights, not-quite-rights and hope you will do the same with me.
If this is your first visit, welcome. If you are a fellow writer or are planning a trip or move abroad, let’s share experiences. Tell me about your plans, hopes and dreams. If you’re already abroad, tell me what pushed you to leave your comfort zone and how it has impacted your life. I’d love to hear from you.
Retired Pilgrim (and loving it!)