I'm 37 years old. I've always wanted to be older ... and now that I
am older I'm still looking forward to my 40s, 50s, 60s, and so on. In fact, don't be
surprised if I start telling people I'm 38 long before my next birthday.
footloose and fancy free. I've never been married and don't have any children.
Some of my friends seem to think that this makes me extraordinarily clever, but it wasn't
a conscious plan. Life has just turned out that way.
I work in the computer industry. That kind of happened by accident. I was
a high school maths teacher for years and one day just changed my mind about wanting to
teach, threw in my job, and ended up working in IT. I really enjoy the work I do.
I'm a voracious reader and enjoy playing on the internet, so much so that I've started
my own web design business after hours. I chat on IRC, surf the web, play cards in
"The Zone", keep in touch with friends via email and ICQ, and enjoy being part
of a virtual community.
I've played sports most of my life, although as I get older and less fit the sports
become gentler. In Darwin I've been playing volleyball and ten-pin and I'll have to
organise some sports into my life again once I've settled back in Melbourne.
Deciding to move to Melbourne has put a temporary hiccup in the way of a new interest
that I'm cultivating - the stock market. I put all the groundwork into starting a
Women's Investment Club up here in Darwin, and now I can't be part of it. They seem
to be looking forward to getting the club up and going, which is terrific. I'm
going to have to collect friends and family members and get one going in Melbourne.
It should be a lot of fun.
I have to admit that I've pretty much enjoyed my life so far and I'm looking forward to
the rest of it. I'm a real "count your blessings" sort of person, which
seems to be out of fashion, but I'm comfortable with it. My favourite saying is
"Happiness is not a destination, it's a way of travelling". I wish I knew
who said that first. If you know, maybe you could tell me.