Why I Love Connie Jean? 10 Top Reasons

Connie Jean!

Connie Jean: Full of life, laughter and love...
Connie Jean: Full of life, laughter and love...
Lucky Man! Dallas and Connie.
Lucky Man! Dallas and Connie. | Source
When asked, "How did you manage to stay together for 65 years?" The woman replied, " We were born in a time when something was broke, you fixed it - not throw it away!   Connie and I share our love of  "fixing us" before we go to sleep...
When asked, "How did you manage to stay together for 65 years?" The woman replied, " We were born in a time when something was broke, you fixed it - not throw it away! Connie and I share our love of "fixing us" before we go to sleep...
Aaaaah!
Aaaaah!

My Life is Under Construction!

I am a Life Learner

Given I am a "hard-headed," strong-willed, take charge individual, I do learn. Sometimes the "hard way." I have recently completed the renovation of a "free-throw-away" cabin cruiser to create a value of $95,000. It took 4 months of 7 days a week focused efforts with lots of help.

The process mirrors my life. I have recently declared bankruptcy. As a real estate developer, I was exposed to the economic downturn. Game over. What to do? Start another game! My five-year relationship had ended. Life was a challenge. I know and understand the difference between "winners and losers" is resiliency. I must rebuild my personal and business life. I am 66 years old...

Connie Jean Comes Back into My Life!

From out-of-the-blue, on Facebook I see a woman I had dated 32 years ago. Wow! Her information listed her as recently widowed. Connie Jean (she prefers Connie) was "available." I do not take no for an answer.

Years ago, I attempted to "buy her." Some examples: I purchased two houses for her... both times she had separated from her husband. Both times, she went back to her husband... I had purchased the entire floral display from the showroom floor and had delivered to her employer - a major Newspaper. I hired an artist to draw a life-sized picture of her etc... She made a decision that was best for her: stick to her marriage for better or worse. I was crushed. Rejection was something I had not experienced. I was always in charge.

Connie Jean is my best cheerleader - she was one in high school. Best of all, she believes in me. I believed in the cabin cruiser when I first look at her. The cabin cruiser as mention in another article was is a sad state of affairs. Stripped, in such bad shape, I got her for "free." However, her foundation was good. The "Glenda Fae" (cabin cruiser) had a good engine and hull. I had something to build on.

Connie Jean offered the same process. A solid foundation in our relationship to build on. I know no one can "complete me." I must "construct" and repair myself. However, the process is almost "fun" when you have an energetic cheerleader!

Rebuilding Me: One Step-at-a-Time

The process has begun. I have many tools available for the process. My experiences have provided insights of what is important and what is not. I was born poor. I have experienced the pain of "over achievement." Yes, to over achieve is as disruptive as under achievement. What do you do when you retire at age 33? Who are you? What is important? What is the meaning of life? Life's philosophical questions are not easily answered. I have "retired" three times... I have learned money will not buy you happiness.

Connie Jean makes it "easy" to focus on living life at its natural rhythm... to relax and enjoy the process. Connie Jean has proved the benefits of sticking to your commitments until "death you part." She is a better person honoring her commitment. I am a better person having experienced my "challenges."

Together we produce synergy. Together we know and share what is important. I celebrate her vitality. She is one of the happiest person I know. Her laughter is contagious.

Life is What We Make of it!

I know and understand Connie Jean cannot solve my “challenges.” It is simply “fun” to have her in my life while I do my homework. I am excited about the future. I have learned being “rich” is not about money. I have learned being rich is making the right decisions with priorities that are best for me and those who love me. I may achieve the balance sheet I once had. It is not my goal. My goal is to enjoy the process of life. Life has no “dress rehearsals.” This is it!

Thank You Connie Jean for Being You!

My number one goal in life is to be myself and provide an environment where Connie Jean’s laughter permeates my being. Her essence of life is of sterling quality. Conie Jean is a “keeper!” I am eager to rebuild, and renew my vigor and zest for life as it presents itself!

Ten Top Reasons I Love Connie Jean

10. She is fun to be with.

9. She is loyal

8. She is sincere

7. She is energetic

6. She is reliable

5. She is compassionate

4. She is passionate

3. She has a “zest” for life, she is vivacious

2. She authentic

1. She loves me!

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TheManWithNoPants 5 years ago from Tucson, Az.

dallas,

This is a very uplifting Hub my man. You are a lucky human being. We have a lot in common. You're a happy man, and I believe that the good things come as a by product of something greater. (Jim's law of by product) lol .. I took advantage of the 70's early 80's boom in Wyoming, and after my firest divorce, I retired at 26. Retiring at 26 doesn't work if you've got the emotional maturity of a twelve year old though. I was broke in three years, and had to start from scratch. That would be the first of three times.

jim


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dallas93444 5 years ago from Bakersfield, CA Author

TheManWithNoPants,

Ready, set go: now what? What is next?

Dallas


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northweststarr 5 years ago from Washington State

Aaaw, hope you got Connie's permission for this hub. She make be sincerely and passionately pissed if you didn't. ;)


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dallas93444 5 years ago from Bakersfield, CA Author

northweststarr,

I prefer "passionately," rather than "pissed!" She has a copy...


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Tom Rubenoff 5 years ago from United States

You are indeed a lucky man.


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dallas93444 5 years ago from Bakersfield, CA Author

Tom Rubenoff,

I agree! Thanks for your comments.


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Peggy W 5 years ago from Houston, Texas

Hope that the two of you have many years of happiness. It sounds as though the foundation is there and with both of your experiences and love of life, it should prove to be fun.


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dallas93444 5 years ago from Bakersfield, CA Author

Peggy W,

Life is a process. The 32 years of history "helps!" Thanks for your comments.


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Reynold Jay 5 years ago from Saginaw, Michigan

No one could say you aren't persistant to get the things you want! Connie Jean looks like a great gal and you look like a wonderful couple. Let's hope the lean years are thoroughly behind you now.


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dallas93444 5 years ago from Bakersfield, CA Author

Reynold Jay,

Being resilient helps! Thanks for your comments.


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prasetio30 5 years ago from malang-indonesia

Congratulation for your great achievement to your life. Connie Jean and your cruiser. I thought you are a lucky man. My friend, don't forget to grateful with God. He give everything you need and you must to remember with Him. Success for you. Send my warm greeting to Connie. I believe she was a great woman. Cheers....

Prasetio


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dallas93444 5 years ago from Bakersfield, CA Author

prasetio30,

Thanks! Today is the first day of the rest of my life..! Life is a process.


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MartieCoetser 5 years ago from South Africa

Wow! What a beautiful story. Life is about endings and beginnings. May this beginning never reach its end for you...

Connie is beautiful!


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dallas93444 5 years ago from Bakersfield, CA Author

MartieCoetser,

Thanks. "Beauty is as "beauty" does. She "does" wonderful... It helps that I have known her for 32 years...


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Majadez 5 years ago from Johannesburg, South Africa

This is beautiful. Your story reminds me of Love in the time of cholera, although you waited 32 years and not over half a century.


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dallas93444 5 years ago from Bakersfield, CA Author

Majadez,

We have just determined our wedding date: December 24, 2011!

Thanks for your comments.


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Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom

Wonderful story and congratulations on that wedding date!

I married my childhood sweetheart of 30 years ago, I can recommend it!

My best wishes to you both.


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dallas93444 5 years ago from Bakersfield, CA Author

Movie Master, Your profile says it all... You are a romantic and I am sure your life reflects your great choices of viewing life "half-full!"

Thanks for your comments.

I am thrilled you recommend the mind-set of being married. I think an analogy would be marriage is like a checking account. We get out of it what we put into it!

The great thing about relationships they can be synergestic and we create more than 1 + 1 = 2. We may get 10 or more. We get to decide...

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