I am a native Texan and proud to be one. Although I haven’t lived there since childhood, I’ve retained the accent that gives me away. I tell people it’s my cultural heritage. My Hubby even sends me back to Texas at least once a year so I can “renew my accent,” as he puts it.
I was a stay-at-home mom, raising two children while following Hubby’s several career moves. At age 30, I got the bright idea to go to college to earn a degree in mathematics and one in math education. I worked as a substitute teacher for a while, which gave me flexibility in my schedule and provided a little fun money for family vacations and teenager wants-and-needs.
After our oldest child graduated, I went to back to work to help put our children through college. I worked in a lot of different fields: math teacher, secretary, statistician, timber sale accountant, archaeological technician, and best and longest of all, natural resources technical writer/editor.
Hubby and I eventually found ourselves empty-nesters and retired which provided new freedoms. We travel quite a bit around the western states, and we have even taken a couple of trips to Europe. But there’s no place like home. I began writing and editing fiction, and Hubby bicycles as often as he can. We are both following our dreams.