I was reading an article about the child immigrants story that is in the news recently.
It moved me. And then it occurred to me that I am doing nothing to help anyone.
I am at a crossroads in my life. I am thinking maybe it’s time to DO something with my life.
So I turn to CAF and ask: anyone know of organisations that might make use of me?
54 year old woman in perfect health. Have degrees in Humanities and fashion design. Post graduate diploma in textile art.
Taught in the UK for two years, woodshop, metalwork, textiles, art, graphics.
I live in Canada, but a citizen of US, UK, and Canada.
Right now I am living in the woods having “retired” with my husband. He promptly went back to work and I am alone here for 50% of the time, basically pet sitting and playing around with my “art” hobbies.
We have the house on the market and are looking to go elsewhere because I am going stark raving mad with the isloation and boredom. I am not in a community, and the nearest town is 2.5 hours away on the ferry.
I could travel, teach, hand out food stuffs, paint houses, whatever… I’m pretty flexible and adaptable. I’m up for an adventure and have a wish to help.
My biggest problem is that I have a case of plate fright and will not eat food that is too exotic. No bugs or monkey brains for me…but I don’t need many calories anyway.
I’ve lived a traditional suburban life. But with my husband gone so much and the house market not moving I could be stuck here for a couple of years. So I thought I might as well see if I could do something with my time. Honestly, I wake up in the morning and think, well! Only 16 hours to go…
I dearly need and want a way to be useful whilst waiting for my husband to get sick of working, and the house to sell.
Anyone got ideas for organisations that might make use of me?
I think the Peace corp will take marrieds but only if the partners are serving together.
I’d have to do this on my own.