I am a Writer.
I always wanted to be a writer. In Second Grade, the teacher passed out lined paper and told us to write a story about our pet. Then she passed out a manila sheet of paper with crayons so you could draw a picture to go with the story. A good story needs a graphic.
Writing has never been a chore for me. I can write about anything. I earned my Bachelor of Arts in English with no clue what I was going to do with it. I don’t have the great American novel in me, but I still write. Some years ago, I found structured writer for technical content and became a paid writer. I love to convert complex engineering content into simple English for the users. It became a passion and my career.
With retirement, I have discovered that I still love to write. Now I can write whatever content I want without limits on word choices or format. I am still a writer at heart.
I am a traveler who loves to plan. Each trip has a bucket list of what to do, what to see, and where to go. If need be, we throw away the plan.
Writing is no longer a career, but a vocation. I can write about whatever I want. There is a lot I need to say and get down on “paper.”
My husband started me on the journey to learn about whiskey and we travel together. No longer the designated driver, I am the designated drinker.