Who Am I?
My name is Cindy, and this is my website. Currently I am residing in Geneva, Illinois, still trying to figure out what the heck I am doing with my life. Born and raised in western Massachusetts, I sometimes maintain that small-town-girl attitude. You know what they say “You can take the girl out of the country…” So I do say “please,” and “thank-you,” and am known to use the word “wicked” as an adjective to describe just about anything.
After living on Long Island for the last twenty years or so, I have also developed the “don’t mess with me” and “hurry it up, buddy” attitude that permeates the urban lifestyle with flare. I know all about road rage and traffic jams, but even in the midst of both, I’ve been known to look out the car window and exclaim “Oooh, is that a chickadee or a yellow-bellied sap sucker?”
In a previous life I was a human resources manager for a company on Long Island. I dealt with handling people’s problems for over fifteen years, until one day I realized that I had the biggest problem of all: I couldn’t stand the job anymore.
So, just like in the movie Network, I screamed that I couldn’t take it, (big paraphrase there) and walked right out of the door. Then I stumbled directly into the brick wall of “oh, shit, what did I just do?”
I spent the next two years in complete limbo, sometimes enjoying the ride, and other times too depressed to even think about it. But I survived.
And now I’m moving on. I’ve written a novel that I hope will be published, so I’m searching for that literary agent who can promote my work and actually enjoy what I’ve written.
In the meantime, I went back to work because I found out that one cannot live on hopes and Haagen-Daz alone. I didn’t go back to the professional atmosphere though. Instead, I drove a school bus and found out that there is a whole other life I never knew about. (check the blog for stories on that subject).
Then I made a decision to move to North Carolina with my niece (Jess) and her two boys (Mikey and Jayden). Making the transition from living alone to living with a family in a totally different state was somewhat of a challenge for me.
But, alas, things didn’t work out as I planned in the Raleigh area. I couldn’t find employment that matched my skills and paid what I am worth. (anyone out there who can relate?) So then I moved from Raleigh to Wilmington, NC and worked as a Manager for a restaurant chain. I lived with a cousin and her husband for seven months and enjoyed the time at the beach. But I wasn’t happy.
So another cousin invited me to Geneva, Illinois, and I took her up on the offer. Now I’m in the process of learning what the great state of Illinois is all about. Check the blog for updates on that situation!
I’ve always been a writer, and I’ve always been a talker. When I was a little girl, my mother called me Chatterbox. I can’t even count the number of times that I was reprimanded in school for talking out of turn. I’m sorry, but sometimes I just have things to say, and, you know, well, I just say them!
Recently my nieces and nephews have been calling me Windy. It all started when I was beckoning my great-nephew (a toddler) to come to me, and I said “Come to Aunt Cindy Windy!” I don’t know why I said that, I guess I was trying to sound enticing. In any event, he did indeed come to me, and the nickname stuck. All in all, I think it’s an appropriate name, since I have been known to be full of wind.
Oh, but don’t be put off yet. I am also full of substance. I have so many beliefs in my “system” that I am sure we will relate on some level. I hope that you will enjoy the content of this website, and I welcome any accolades and praiseful comments to my posts.
Please spread the word if you like my site, and feel to click off if you don’t.
(there’s that’s the country/urban mix I told you about).
I’m all about support, and I don’t like haters.
If there’s anything else you want to know about me, check out the site, or e-mail me.
Thank-you, and enough said.