I was working as a server at a country cafe and smoking a lot of weed at night. I was having a ball. I lived with my sister, and we had non-stop parties. I wouldn't want to live that way now, but it is nice to think back.
Had to delete my previous post...that was 11 years ago
I was living in downtown Toronto in the heart of the city. I got my cat Boo that summer after having to put my other cat down a couple of months before. I was starting to get back to a normal life after the previous year in which my mother died and I had just finished chemo.
My aunt and uncle took my sister and me to France to babysit our 4 year old cousin so they could go out in the evenings. The most horrible summer "job" I've ever had, as I'm sure you can imagine!
We visited Royan, the Gorges du Tarn, the French Alps, Burgundy, and Paris over the course of about a month. Royan was my favorite. I just loved Aquitaine. Why Eleanor ever left for rainy old England has been a mystery to me ever since.
Ten years ago, I had a my first child, James, was just a baby, and I was learning about being a mommy. My husband and I were trying to get settled into our new 'home,' a park-model trailer, our sixth move in just over a year of marriage.
That summer, my sisters cam to visit. We had a great time, picking berries, canning (for the first time without mom to guide the way) and missing the plains...
It was also a summer of preparation, in case Y2K was really the end of civilization.
Moving -- from the large city to the country (lol -- read my hub and you'll understand why I'm laughing) with baby #3 in tow, along with the pack of dogs and cats! Also, retooling to head back out to work.
Left my life/work as a technical writer at a fortune 500 company so I could become a stay at home parent. We moved cross-country to Texas, a place I said I'd never return to. Had a painful learning experience there and grew up quite a bit. I was 27.
Helping more 1000's obtain full-time work before the federal funding ran out. I was in Workforce Development, overseeing Education & Training, teting/counseling, and some job placement services under the Job Training Partnership Act (JTPA) that was about to expire.
We opened up the eligibility criteria a bit and were able to help double the people previously until the corporation went under because of lack of funding in 2005. Most of these non-profits had been absorbed by the state jobs services dept. and disappeared in 2000.
So, between 1999 - 2005 we helped 1000s of people earn a GED or high school diploma, finish college, and get a job. Our Family Literacy Program, restaurant and office trainng course, after-school tutoring, science field trips, and summer jobs for youth were successful to the end.
I was so busy, I'll never forget it; then at the end of 2005 - nothing. BOING!
In 1999 I was newly divorced and my company relocated me to Miami with my 3 kids. Spent the year traveling the Southeast, working my butt off and driving non-stop to soccer practices/games all over Florida.
I was studying Quantum Physics and anything I could find on Einstein. Hey, I was also dreaming of making movies. Just dreaming. What else...yeah, I read madman books on anything supernatural. Things that would drive you nuts. No kidding.
I tried starting a hub on this but so far only 1 person bothered to have a go.So let's try it here and see how far we get.You have to think of a hobby or interest starting with the next letter of the alphabet after the...
So what's everyone reading this summer?Some months ago, I picked up Patricia Cornwell's The Scarpetta Factor and am finally getting around to reading it. You?Another question: Do you read via a Kindle or Nook device, or...
I've been missing in action for quite a while. I think the last time I participated or discussed anything in the forums was probably 4 years ago. I've missed everyone! I am friends with a ton of you on Facebook, but I...