Hello, and welcome to my blog: “Courage ~ I can do this.”
It turns out that writing a page “about me” is harder than I expected! Who am I? It is a question that haunts. Something to meditate on…perhaps forever. But you, dear reader, are looking for something basic and pithy, just to know a bit about the author of this blog, right? Of course, right.
I am a recovering perfectionist. Therefore, I will write something for now, recognizing that it is not perfect, because, well, I can do this.
I am a tall, outspoken, Jewish woman, nearing fifty, an author, philosopher, educator, and artist, as well as a professional who helps gifted people navigate life. I am married to David, and mother of two teenage young men. I grew up in Southern California, and went on to live in Northern CA, Israel, China, and the Philippines, before moving to a suburb of Washington DC in the 1990’s. I have a BA in Psychology from the University of Judaism (now called the American Jewish University). I have taken various courses in art and writing, and graduate courses in philosophy, religion, and counseling. I have supported myself in the professions of educator, artist, and guider of the gifted. I plan to move author from amateur to professional, shortly.
As an author, I have written for adults, teens, and children, fiction and non-fiction, articles, essays, and books, but would like to publish much more than I have so far. My writing goals for this year are to get a picture book manuscript sold, and keep up with this blog at least once or twice a month.
It is worth noting, that I love getting responses to my blog posts. Please do comment, rate, or “like” with abandon. I will happily respond.