About Me…

When I was a teenager all I wanted was to be a model.  My parents sent me to Barbizon, but I soon found out that models were very slim and tall.  I was short and curvy.  Not the model type…

By the time I graduated high school,  my focus shifted to fashion designing.  The obstacle there was that I could not draw but sticks with arms and legs.  I took an art course, but all that did was get the teacher frustrated.  I decided to change careers.  I just could not draw…

I went back to school to finish what I originally had started… So much for creativity…  I began a career as a  full-charge bookkeeper and by the time I graduated college, I was working in the accounting field…

I went to school part-time and worked full-time and received  BA in accounting fifteen years later. What an accomplishment…  I thought I would never finish…  I was a single mom and the bills needed to get paid so my creative side went into storage…

Now that I’m older and I’m finally starting to feel somewhat free, I can now focus on me.  My kids are all grown-up and I’m at a point in my life I can do what I want.  I still have to work and cannot give it all up to follow my dreams, but I can make it happen little by little….

This blog has given me freedom of expression…  It has woken my creative side again…  Who knows what I can become..  My life after fifty is great….  It’s all about me, me, and me…..

149 Responses to About Me…

  1. Anita says:

    Thanks for stopping by my blog(s). Your bio strikes a chord with me though I’m not 50 yet. (I think midlife crisis has already descended upon me… 😛 ) Good luck and have loads of fun channeling your creativity!


  2. you are very creative, dig that picture and you are cool folks and keep it real. the sun has been shinning on you. peace


  3. gfchopstix says:

    HI, thanks for liking one of my photo posts. Your creativity definitely comes through in your photographs 🙂
    Merry Christmas from gfchopstix


  4. This is great. A pleasure to meet you. Thanks for indirectly pointing me to your blog 😉


  5. iku2e says:

    nice to meet you and your writings are amazing!


  6. cardamone5 says:


    I nominated you for the Daydreamer Award because I admire your creativity, and think your response would be interestigng and inspiring.. It’s kind of different from other awards, which is why I participated, but if you choose not to take part, I understand. Here’s the link to my post: https://cardamonefive.wordpress.com/2015/03/10/daydreamer-award/.



  7. You sound amazing, talented, creative and hard working! Good luck and have lots of fun x x


  8. Anarette says:

    Hi, if you are interested in a challenge please follow this link http://anarette.com/2015/03/22/love-in-ten-lines/


  9. merlinjr01 says:

    I just wanted to thank you for stopping by and liking my post on Renaissance Musings, and thereby allowing me the opportunity to find your blog.


  10. What a journey you’ve had. I think this is so true: “My life after fifty is great…. It’s all about me, me, and me…..” We know ourselves better, don’t we?


  11. Levysoro says:

    Hi Lori!
    What else can I say… I reached my fifties two years ago and I have so many things to do… in my mind!
    But instead of thinking about what to do better… DO!
    Good luck and keep on blogging!


    • lumar1298 says:

      I’m trying and I’m doing, but nothing that has to do with work… I don’t want to wait until retirement just in case something happens… I’m living it up now… Thanks and good luck to you too…


  12. Dear Lumar,

    It takes some of us longer than others to figure out who we are, doesn’t it? I think I truly found myself in my fifties, too. I’m a bit farther along now. 😉

    Keep on the journey, it’s worth it.




  13. Helen C says:

    Good morning, Lori. Hope it’s ok for me to invite you to participate the Five Photos, Five Stories Challenge. If for any reason you don’t want to participate, it is perfectly all right. I enjoy reading your About page. I like your sense of humor and look forwarding to visiting more.
    Have a great day!


  14. taylorjewel says:

    Thanks for stopping by Intricate Purpose and liking my Travel Theme post on Trees! GOOD JOB finding a way to channel your creative side; no matter the classification we hold in our careers, our brains have an expressive, creative side that we must give space to (if we hope to live as healthily as possible).


  15. lindasblogs says:

    Congratulations on getting your creativity out of storage! Looking forward to more posts.


  16. MAGNY TJELTA says:

    Great blog. Looking forward to read.


  17. ulli says:

    Glad to meet you 🙂


  18. facetfully says:

    You are an inspiration! Keep going toward your hopes and dreams! New follower here.


  19. hello, Lori. you’re a recipient of the sunshine award here’s the link https://kintal.wordpress.com/2015/05/24/the-sunshine-award/ thank you for sharing lovely posts and cheery thoughts.


  20. Haha! I went to Barbizon too! I still have the pictures they took of me where I look like a hussy – they piled so much makeup on me, which I guess was very 1980’s 🙂 I went on to become an accountant as well and get my CPA – that is still what I’m doing although now I’m itching for a change (I’m 47 so probably a mid-life thing too!)


    • lumar1298 says:

      Wow… Never met someone that went to Barbizon… I probably atended right around that time too…
      I’m trying to prepare for retirement by doing lots of creative stuff… I haven’t leaned towards one thing yet… Trying to find something I truly like and want to persue…

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      • That’s the way to go! I have developed passions around historic architecture and preservation, photography and blogging over the last year which I do in my “spare” time. I look forward to doing more of the above plus whatever else strikes my fancy one day!!


  21. Shannon Hart says:

    Love your story! If only I had been better with numbers, I may have been in a better position.


  22. Lynn Borton says:

    Enjoy you, you, you! And may the next 50 years be full of adventure and discovery!


  23. arv! says:

    great blog!


  24. fromdreamtoplan says:

    Happy to have found your blog! I love your positive energy and your determination besides your busy life, truly inspiring! Looking forward to following you 🙂



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  26. Karuna says:

    I can certainly relate to your statement about blogging opening up your creativity again. That has been true for me too. And also to several other things you said!


  27. Sounds like you were always a creative soul, but just weren’t sure how to express it. Many girls like the idea of being a model or fashion designer, but turn their attention to other pursuits when reality sets in. I also find blogging a fun creative pursuit, in the third age ( over fifties club), that replaces the diaries I once wrote.


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