When I was a kid I wanted to be an international spy of mystery. I wanted to be a short, female James Bond and imagined traveling and having boyfriends. My friend Susie and I would take little suitcases, paper and pencils around the neighborhood making note of all the excitement. We probably just drew pictures to be honest.
Susie did not want to be a spy. Just like my sisters, she wanted to be a mom and wife. But we were very dedicated at the time. I made it to adulthood, didn’t have kids and neglected to go into the military or any other field giving me practical training. I became a nurse. I do travel and occasionally wrestle confused 89-year-old ladies.
And I write.
I’ve settled down in Bellingham having given up the spy dream. Travel does light me up and I have one boyfriend that comes along on adventures. Basically, I’m living my dream.