First – fun stuff
Hi – I’m Tina. I have a wonderful husband and 3 amazing children. (I am a proud mama!) They all keep me pretty busy!
I enjoy reading, drawing, sitting by a crackling fire, playing games and doing puzzles with my family, puttering with my flowers, music, and my pets (cats, dogs, and a rabbit).
I have been a music teacher with children in elementary and middle school. I also taught elementary classrooms. I really enjoyed teaching 2nd and 4th graders. I also had the privilege of working for 13 years with a company that assists people with intellectual disabilities.
I appreciate a good sense of humor. I like to have fun goofing around with my friends. A yearly “girl’s weekend out” with my daughter is something I cherish.
Not so fun stuff
I don’t want to go into details here, but I had cancer back when I was in my early 30’s. Twenty years later, the side-effects have left me with some challenges. (Read more about this on my My Story page)
New Adventures – finding a way to work with those side-effects
I’ve had to branch out a bit. New side-effects keep creeping up; or old ones continue to get worse. I am grateful for the support I have from family and friends.
Support For Cancer Survivors
I want to make this a place where cancer survivors can get, and give support.
I also plan to post more of my adventures with life after cancer. I had trouble finding people with my type of cancer and was often frustrated because I felt so alone as I looked for someone who could relate, or a “support group”.
I look for new ways to earn an income. That is an interesting challenge.
I’m creating websites. I have 2 so far.
I have no previous experience, but I’m working on earning an Online Entrepreneur Certificate. Maybe I can make it my new “job”. Every day I find that I am terribly hooked. I can’t wait to get back to my lessons and to work on my websites.
You will hear a lot about it if you read more on my website. Here’s a quick link to some great information if you want to want to make your own website:
My other website
I’m also making a website about one of my favorite hobbies – drawing. It’s one that I’m doing just for fun but I have some of the things I’ve drawn posted. Check it out. Fun Drawing Sources
Maybe you can share some of your art!