I am a 46 year old Midwestern girl. I have no problem with the word “girl” but I am a grown woman as well. I like to think we are all still kids inside, if we are able to connect with that energy. I am a Mother, Wife, Daughter and, yes, the sequence makes sense. I became a mother in 1993 to a wonderful son who is now enjoying a life in Colorado, making use of his Purdue University degree. In 2002, I married a wonderful man with whom I am now pursuing dreams for continued human existence. We were married a year from the day we started dating so we have a double anniversary. And I became a daughter again as in 2014 my husband and I moved in with my mother and her husband. Having not lived in the same state as my mother for almost 30 years, it was wonderful reconnecting with her. And, yes, I know how lucky I am to have this opportunity as many do not. Currently I believe I am Mother-Wife-Daughter to the planet and her creatures and I am doing all I can to protect them and us, from extinction.
I spent my career in Steel as a Metallurgical Engineer. I worked for Inland Steel, which became ArcelorMittal Steel. I left there for Rouge Steel, which became Severstal. And then left for Dofasco, which also became ArcelorMittal… and for which I took some blame from co-workers. My final stint was at Steel Dynamics which, so far, remains Steel Dynamics.
I am also a Cat Lover, Puzzler, Crafter, Problem Solver, Counselor, Dreamer and Artist. Above all I am an Earth Guardian. I am hopeful we will all decide to take up this vocation.