Who I Am — An Ordinary Woman
I am an ordinary woman who commits fully to giving my all to building solid, loving and supportive relationships with God, my family, and all I encounter in the course of my day-to-day life. I am an ordinary woman who finds joy in simple things and beauty in things others may not consider particularly beautiful. I am an ordinary woman who loves deeply, wounds easily, and heals with intercession. I am an ordinary woman who seeks all opportunities to grow and to do extraordinary things.
I have a wonderful significant other who has been in my life since I was 8 years old. Through him, I have two strong sons, with two loving girlfriends, and a beautiful grandson. I have one brother whom I have adored since the day he was born. We have lost both of our parents, and I miss them every day. We recently lost our canine baby, Zoe (an Alaskan Malamute) after almost 13 years of amazing loyalty, love, and companionship, and we miss her every day as well. I have a strong base of intimate friends whom I cherish individually and collectively.
What I Do
I am currently an executive administrator at a community college in northeastern Connecticut. I also have a consulting business — offering services in grant writing/development; strategic and master plan development for not-for-profit organizations. And if that’s not enough — I prepare tax returns “in season.” I am a mid-life career changer who began as a CPA/Auditor and transitioned to higher education administration almost 20 years ago. I earned a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration; a Master’s degree in Healthcare Administration; and a PhD in Public Administration, focused on Higher Education. I have owned a variety of small businesses — a restaurant, a construction company, a hair salon, an accounting firm.
I volunteer my time to a wide variety of charities and human service organizations, and through student leadership development opportunities, I encourage my students to do the same.
What I Believe
Human capital is the lifeblood of all advancement.
I believe that we can be whatever we want to be and make the contributions that God intends if we are willing to open our heart to Him and to work at it.
Why I Write
I have always been enlightened through reflection. When I put my thoughts into words, they yield great insight. If any of what I write or have experienced is of interest or benefit to others — that is icing on the cake!
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