My name is Paula and Refeathering.com is my diary.
It has been said that when life gets harder than it is to change……you’ll change. I am not a stranger to life altering directional changes. I’ve dug myself out of impossible situations, recovered from addictions, lost over 100 pounds, established and grew a professional career after the age of 49 and managed to sustain a marriage for 38 years……unfortunately, after each one of these major life overhauls, I get complacent, basking in the results of a new and changed life….in that complacency, I lose the drive that makes the change possible, then have to learn it all over again. Perhaps that’s the way God intended the process to be….live a little, learn a little, fight hard for the next step, then sit back and enjoy it awhile before the urge to fight wells up inside again.
The winds of change are blowing again.
I am a strong advocate for personal empowerment. I have worked in bookkeeping and office management for over 25 years. In the past 12 years I’ve managed the busy office of a small manufacturer of capital equipment whose customers are some of the largest energy producers in the world. My experiences include development of company processes and procedures, finances, supervision of administrative staff and human resources.
I reside with my husband and pet cockatiel in Elgin, Illinois. I am passionate about gardening, music, fine fragrances, home fashion, and individual creativity, fueled by a strong faith in Jesus the Christ.
There are a million “mommy blogs” which inspire stay at home mom’s to earn a living while staying home with their children. This is one of the great benefits of the technology we have today. But what about the mommy’s mommies? At 60 I am tired of corporate life and have a minimum of 6 years until retirement…..but do not want to take social security until I’m 70……What to do….what to do……I know….reinvent myself again!!!!
This blog comes out of the faith that all things are possible.
On this site I plan to share and document the journey in change…..of establishing a home based income designed to give me the freedom I need to pursue those activities that interest me now and integrate those income producing activities with a balanced life. I hope to grow a community of ideas, support and inspiration to help others transform just as I hope the process transforms me.
Let’s grow new feathers…….then use them to fly.