I am a pretty simple girl leading a pretty simple life. Originally from Windsor, Ontario I moved around to South Carolina, North Carolina, Arizona, Georgia and Louisiana. I’ve lived in New Orleans twice, once married and now divorced. This city adopted me almost immediately from the first time I stepped foot in New Orleans during Jazz Fest I think it was 1991. I remember putting my foot in the Mississippi, taking a ride on a streetcar and dancing at the Fais Do Do Stage at Jazz Fest with an old Cajun man that swung me around until I was dizzy.
My life has been a series of ups and downs and feeling lost many times. I’m not going to go into the personal heartaches except the loss of both my parents put a real toll on my during my life, my mom when I was 16 and my dad 6 years ago. A couple years ago I read a book that made me cry and made me realize I am of my own doing. I control how I feel and what I do. I decided to make a positive approach at life and to stop the anxiety that filled my head. My weight was up and down like a yo-yo. I will post photos sometime of the up and down craziness, but a year and a half ago I decided that was enough. I realized I was a sugar addict. At 43 years old last March I got a gym membership to GymMatrix and hit the weights. Then a few months later I started eating clean. I accomplished my goal! I was still cheating on the eating quite a bit, but someone on Facebook mentioned the word Paleo and I starting reading, listening to podcasts…the lightbulb went off! And here I am to tell my story and hopefully help others.
Also, I have been an “artist” of sorts my whole life, went to school for it, but something was always in my way from making it happen. I paint or draw when I can little by little. My goal is to fit in time to paint all the time. I am tired of time not being on my side. I am also tired of not feeling like I’m not good enough as an artist; I need to keep telling myself I am good and I do have time and I am inspired. You see, I have an artist’s soul…
“Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life” ~Pablo Picasso.