I am a creative woman who was/is always excited and ready to try new things. I innovated businesses, created art, was involved in music, enjoyed buying and selling things as a way of income.
I'm a fighter for people's rights and for animals who can't speak for themselves. I have accomplished much in my life and have written a book about some of it.
What is your definition of a life well lived? A life well lived is someone who has not only accomplished many things in life, but has given to those less fortunate - both people and animals.
What is the accomplishment you are most proud of? Besides having two wonderful children. I am proud of the fact that I have had over 50 stories I have written about people in my community published in a local magazine.
What do you attribute to living as long as you have? Probably good genes, and some reason I'm still here at this age to do something special.
What do you wish younger people understood about life? To not always expect everything handed to them and to work and accumulate money to buy what they want instead of spending it first.
What has been most instrumental in shaping your life? An open mind to learning new things and giving up some things that may have been important but are not important any longer.
How do you feel about your own mortality? Had a massive heart attack about a year and half ago and was gotten to hospital in time and then had a long recovery back to almost where I was. I never know if I have another 10 minutes or 10 years, but do know the end of my life is not too far off. Makes me sad not to have all the precious moments I had any longer.
What do you look forward to? What's next? Have no idea what's coming next, but my attitude is to keep on keeping on and do whatever I want with a minimum of stress.
What is your secret for living a Life Well Lived? Having a good sense of humor, to be as giving as I can, live as healthy as I can and have chocolate every day!