suegathman(or Sue) is a member in United States of America . She has been a member for over 10 years (3,695 days).
I'm 49, have three kids (20, 23, 26), and after many years in the working world, I returned to school four years ago to study law. Working with people in crisis is where my heart lies - and I enjoy coming up with creative ways to use the law to help people. It was a risk to make such a big change in middle age, but after I suffered some major losses and twists of fate in my forties, it felt like life was too short not to pursue my dream. School was a lot of work, but I loved (almost) every minute of it!
Now, I finally have my first "grownup" job in an office of my own with a door I can shut and a window I can open! It's pretty exciting. Better yet, I feel like I'm making a positive difference in the world. The hours can be very long and I sometimes have to deal with difficult people, but I know every day will bring a new challenge and I'll never be bored. Nothing in my life has turned out quite the way I imagined it when I was younger, but that just makes things more interesting!
In my avatar picture I'm doing one of my favorite things in the world: cooking for a party! I'd enjoy hearing about your favorite local or regional foods (do you have a recipe to share?).
It seems like I spend most of my time cooking (or eating or washing dishes or shopping for food or reading cookbooks like novels!), working, or making sure everybody in my family gets where they need to go, but now that the kids are getting more independent and I'm no longer up to my eyeballs in schoolwork, I finally have time to indulge in a few hobbies.
I love traveling on a tight budget (okay, of course I'd prefer to travel on a huge budget, but it's fun to see how far you can get without breaking the bank!), sitting around drinking coffee and reading the paper, watching movies, trying new recipes, going to museums, plays and concerts, being outdoors, riding my bike, and figuring out inexpensive, interesting things to do wherever we are.
Here are some suggestions for cards I particularly like -- but really, any kind you'd like to send me will be just fine. I'm always happy to see interesting stamps, too. :) Please don't worry about sending me a duplicate card - each one is unique because of your message.
- recipe cards
- food-related (I really like food-related ad cards!)
- black & white / vintage / retro
- street scenes and people going about their daily business
- interesting windows and doors
- books and alphabets
- interesting scenery or iconic buildings from your area
- anything military (especially old recruiting posters)
I'd love to hear something about you and what your life is like. What makes you happy? What do you worry about? If you could change one thing about the world, or your own life, what would it be? What inspires you? What did you have for breakfast? Are there any interesting laws or customs where you live which you'd like to tell me about? :)
Looking forward to hearing from you!