85! Two of my most visited sites are my descriptions, “About Me”. That surprises me. It also surprises me that I have reached the age of 85. I never expected that to happen. I never thought I would live long enough to get Social Security benefits. But I was wrong and here I am still active, still involved, still interested in almost everything, still expressing my thoughts and feelings.
My birthday was yesterday. My 2 daughters spent the day with me. I had requested no party nor anything special and they complied. It was a wonderful day. We had lunch which I provided and then my favorite dinner, sushi with plum wine. Awesome!
My oldest daughter, Circe, spent several hours helping her sister with promotional advice for her online shops. Jennifer has been unemployed for more than a year sending out hundreds of resumes and going on multiple interviews without success. She is a talented and accomplished graphic artist and an industrious employee, but has not been able to snag a job. My oldest daughter, Circe, sat down with her and gave her the benefits of her experience with computer promotion. I think that her advice will help in promoting her sister in her job search as well as the many other online sites Jennifer has going.
I sat in on this learning experience and found that there were a few things I could do to help my situation. My Etsy site is my source for extra income as well as the satisfaction I get from the sales I make. My handcrafted jewelry is diverse as well as colorful and unique. When I make a piece of jewelry I imagine who will wear it and at what place, her job, a party, or just for fun. My jewelry covers all sorts of possibilities. Some pieces are dramatic, some simple, most are brilliantly colorful, some for evening wear, some for casual wear, but all are original designs. I tend to like the dramatic items best. Most of my time is spent on the design, putting the beads together to best show off their beauty. You can see what I have made at http://www.etsy.com/shop/mizmlu
At this awesome age of 85 I intend to make the most of what time I have left. I’m not sure what that means, but I will figure it out as I go.