I laughingly refer to myself as a retired mental health consumer as a spent many years in and out of the psych ward for a long time. However, I've been hospital free for over a decade and that makes me think I might be okay ... knock wood. Writing is my first love and I've been studying a lot now that there are so many courses available online (MOOC's especially as they are gratis, or very low cost) - this type of learning has been very gratifying for me. I'm doing well at it, earning the odd certificate and have been made a Community Teacher's Assistant for one poetry course in particular for this Fall. My other passion is travelling so I do have lots of things going on. Thank you for looking at my photos.