Who? You can read my profile to find out a little bit about me, and if you stick around for the journey, you'll find out more than you wanted to know. Right now, we're internet daters. I need to make a good first impression so you'll ask for my phone number and then maybe we can do lunch. For now, I'll just say that I'm the Sandra Bullock of social work. I'm as friendly as a puppy, and I have that girl next door quality.
What? I plan on working in Yellowstone Park for six months. No...I'm not going to be a park ranger although I think I would look great in one of those uniforms. I'll be living in a dorm, cleaning rooms at a hotel and eating cafeteria food just like we had in high school. Right now you might be thinking I'm pretty brave for trekking off into the unknown on my own. Well, technically, I won't be alone. My two sons and one of their girlfriends will be going too. The three of them worked at Yellowstone National Park last year and they can't wait to get back. Can you believe that they want the mama to go along? I have been warned that there will be no "mothering" in Yellowstone. I may need to take some duct tape with me.
Why? I'm in a rut. I work, eat, sleep, play games on my computer and basically feel like a beached whale. I've put off writing, quite successfully, for 40 plus years. My excuse is that I've been gathering material. Having just had my 61st birthday, I don't think I should be gathering anymore. There's always the chance that I've learned as much as I ever will and now, I risk the chance of forgetting everything. So, it's time to shake things up. It's time tell everyone that I'm going to have this fantastic blog and to make it happen.
When? We report for duty on April 21st and work until the end of October. I'll try to entertain you with my preparations. There's also a lot more to this story, but one tiny step at a time for all of you with short attention spans.
There will be pictures. There will be drama. Hopefully, there will be a lot of laughs along the way. Let me know if you think I'm crazy. And since I'm asking you to be a part of this, share your thoughts. What have you done to shake your life up?