I’m sure my history isn’t nearly as interesting as you think, but since you found your way here, I guess it is!
I grew up near the gold mines of South Africa, where I watched gold being poured and ate the best strawberries ever! You know, the ones you pick yourself and are red all the way through? Our family moved provinces when I was thirteen – new friends, new school, new home! (I stayed with my cousins for a while – ever noticed how different families do things so uniquely?) I attended an all-girls high school before going to university to study accounting – I know, right? How did I go from numbers to letters?
I was a waitress, bank courtesy clerk and did account reconciliations to pay the bills while studying. During that time, I met my wonderful husband. A few years later, we were married and I had qualified as a Chartered Accountant (South Africa). I left Ernst & Young and began lecturing and doing my husband’s business accounts in-between having our first two children.
Then came the big move to the U.S.A., followed by another child and moving states. I kept myself occupied homeschooling our kids through high school, before going back to work part-time as an accounting consultant. My season of homeschooling came to an end. Now, I finally get to spend time doing what I’ve always dreamed of – becoming a writer. Scary stuff!
Joys and Pet Peeves
Okay, enough history! What else? I love my family (goes without saying!), tennis, hiking in the mountains (no rock climbing for me!), central heating (bliss when you’ve come from a country that doesn’t have it!), Colorado and gardening (or “playing in my sandpit” as my family calls it!). I hate pessimism, drivers who text while driving, offensive bumper stickers, dust (it never goes away!) and flat tires (so inconvenient!!)
I trust this snippet satisfied your curiosity:-) Thanks again for visiting my page. I appreciate you taking the time!!