Who Am I?
I am many things to many people: a wife, mother, daughter, sister, cousin, aunt, great-aunt and friend. I am fun, curious, creative, hard working, intelligent, social, full of energy, compassionate and nice. I love to travel, meet new people, photo-journal everything from beautiful sceneries, unique art work, people and even the food I eat. And, I create beautiful coffee table books – because, It’s All About the Memories!
I am aware that I drive people nuts with my camera, but I know that deep down inside some will appreciate the photos later.
I am sure my mom must have had trouble giving birth to me as I swear there was a camera affixed to my eye at birth. When I see things, I see them as if peering through a lens. I can’t help myself… I just have to capture that picture! My very first camera in 1968 was a Kodak instamatic with a square disposable flash [it was good for four photos and automatically turned after each shot]. To this day I can still hear the sound of the flash igniting, smell the odor of the burnt-out bulb and feel the warm buckled texture of the melted casing. Ahhh, the Memories!
I have gone through more cameras than I can count. Instamatic, Polaroid, 35mm, point and shoot digital, video camera, and my current camera, the RebelT2i with the Canon 430EX II Speedlite Flash. I am still learning how to use all the features and loving every minute of it!!
I am a registered nurse with a masters in Organizational Development and a Certificate in Healthcare Informatics. I have significant experience in human relations, service excellence and technology. I was employed by the same organization for 30 years. I spent the last twenty years as a proactive leader working and volunteering with schools, community collaboratives and non-profit organizations on Cape Cod and in third-world countries. As a result of the downturn in the economy, my position was eliminated and I’m now in the process of networking and searching for a career that will utilize my organizational skills, relationship building skills and my creativity.
I am an Upper Cape Toastmaster, I volunteer for several non-profit organizations and I am currently enrolled in the Landmark Self-Expression & Leadership Program and the Community Leadership Institute of Cape Cod and the Islands.
I am in transition. I love that word…TRANSITION. The process or a period of changing from one state or condition to another. I refer to this time as a passage or crossing to recreate myself!
I am truly blessed and very happy!
Addendum: May 25, 2012
A few updates since I began this journey on January 1, 2012.
I am happy to report that I was offered a position with Hospice and Palliative Care of Cape Cod on May 17, 2012 and I accepted. I will begin my journey as an Admissions RN on June 11, 2012 and I am so excited!
Hospice and Palliative Care of Cape Cod opened their doors in 1981, the same year I began my career as a nurse at Cape Cod Hospital. And, June 11th will be my 29th Wedding Anniversary. What a wonderful gift!
Welcome to the Family!
As of today, May 25, 2012, I am the proud owner of a Canon EOS 60D complete with two lenses, a EF-S 18-135mm and a EF 70-300.
I bought a bundle, complete with a 16 GB video card, a spare battery and two lenses. To complete the package I purchased a nice camera bag for which I hope to fit both cameras and all my accessories.
With the start of my new photography business, Creative Candids of Cape Cod, a back-up camera was needed.
I am patiently awaiting the return of my Rebel T2i. Best Buy will repair or replace the camera and lens at no cost if they cannot figure out what is wrong. I purchased the original camera in 2009 which was replaced by Best Buy in 2010 after an unfortunate accident, at no cost! I love the black-tie protection plan! I definitely got my moneys worth!