THE ELEVATOR STATEMENT.
Starting over at 50. A new business. A new husband. A new dog.
And A BIT MORE IF WE WALK TO THE CORNER TOGETHER.
did the corporate money making thing
for too many years & have subsequently developed an allergy to suits & stockings and corporate jargon.
- tried the school thing & went back for a masters in education – in a last gasp attempt at practicality.
- then pottery classes – determined to figure out how to ‘throw’ a pot without it collapsing in on me. this i never accomplished.
- had an aha moment and decided to make dolls – quite awed by the creations of some of these veteran artistes of dolls. continue to be enchanted by the challenge and it is on my ridiculously long list of ‘Things That Just Must Be Done’.
- wrote and illustrated a children’s book that sits moldering on my bookshelves. How many of us have a manuscript under the bed?
- it dawned on me that what i really really wanted to do was what i had always done (except for those intervening corporate years)
and it all happened – as well as
ESPECIALLY THOSE DREAMS I DIDN’T KNOW I HAD.
- i married brilliant classical guitarist. http://www.jerrywillard.com
- we adopted wally, a little black mutt who’s not so little any longer.
- we inherited a marvelous old farmhouse in vermont. http://www.bestvermontfarmhouserental.com
- i created a business all about websites and much more. http:/www.christinasweb.net
- we live on the 17th floor of an apartment in new york city – with views & an eat-in kitchen – especially treasured in nyc apartments.
- we have all this amazing stuff and yet we’re positively broke – but absurdly happy.
- we play lotto daily.
resume type credentials: degrees in medieval history, studied at the corcoran school of art in washington dc & pratt & the art students league in new york. everything else doesn’t matter any longer.