Do I contradict myself? Very well, then, I contradict myself; I am large — I contain multitudes. ― Walt Whitman
Hi, I’m Linda, and I’m surprised to find myself living a completely different life than the one I thought I’d have.
How does this happen?
We are complicated people. Where we start out in life is often not where we wind up. Who we are determines where we go, and who we are can change as we learn and grow.
This is who I am today:
A Sinner, Saved by the Blood of Jesus.
Farmer’s Daughter * Sister * Aunt and Great Aunt* Cousin * Niece * Dog and Cat Lover * Friend * Neighbor * High School Graduate * Retired *
Storyteller * Writer * Blogger * Photographer * Western Writers of America Associate Member * Community Book Project Author * Chicken Soup for the Soul Author * Content Creator for ReelCamo Girl *
Conservationist * Wildlife Tracker – Level 3 in Track and Sign, CyberTracker Conservation * Naturalist * Hunter * Skeet Shooter * Anake Graduate 2006-2007, Wilderness Awareness School * Tracking Intensive Graduate 2008-2009, Wilderness Awareness School * ReelCamo Girl Pro Staff * Hiker * Fly-tier * Outdoors Woman * Camper * Tenkara Fly-fisher * Admirer of Pointing Dogs * Bird Watcher * Rockhound *
Kitchen Table Herbalist * Gardener * Forager * The Grow Network Street Team * Cordial Maker *
Introvert * Avid Reader * Bookkeeper * Collector of Target Balls * Off-key Singer * Basket Maker * Needle Crafter * Cook * Scrapbooker * Blood Donor * Volunteer * Country Music and Bluegrass Fan * Amateur Historian * Occasional Chicken Wrangler * Ice Cream Enthusiast * Traveler * Lifelong Student * Hard Worker * Baker * Movie Lover * Unrepentant Carnivore * Timid Driver * Chocoholic * Silk Ribbon Embroidery Designer * Citizen Scientist * Teacher * Grateful Optimist *
This is not a complete list, is in no particular order, and is subject to change as I grow and learn.
Here are some things that I used to be. They are important to my story, too:
Wife * Daughter and Sister-in-Law * Stepdaughter * Stepsister * Granddaughter * Nurse’s Aide * Newborn Nursery Attendant * Non-Profit Bookkeeper * Purchasing Assistant * Friends of the Library Board Member * Daycare Business Manager * Elementary School Custodian * Heritage Festival Board Member * Hospital Nutrition Services Room Service Clerk * The New Kid in lots of Schools…
Also, not a complete list, and subject to change over time.