I am writing this after my initial introduction. I am a retired 63-year-old woman. My former professions were a Critical Care Registered Nurse, and an Elementary/Secondary School Teacher. I did both for 20 years. I was an RN first and after some tragic losses at work, I went back to school to become a teacher. I could not let go of either job, so I did both full/ and 3/5ths time simultaneously. I finally let go of nursing when I had a nervous breakdown (exhaustion). I then worked an additional 10 years as a teacher. My husband was 12 years older than me, so I retired at 55 to spend time with him. I’m glad I did. He died last year I had from 2012-2019 all day with him. He died a good death. Just an “Oh shit,” yell from the bathroom, then he was gone. I of course tried to save him, but he had a massive heart attack. Our last day together was great! I have no regrets here. But, now I am free to reinvent myself. I have 3 grown children, 2 sons and a daughter, and 4 granddaughters!. My husband had 2 hobbies that required a lot of room so I have room to myself now! I feel blessed to find a site like Spells 8, and a supportive community. I am currently interested in Green Witchery and Kitchen Witchery with a Celtic slant. This may sound materialistic, but I am loving locating and getting my “Witch Stuff”. Joy comes in many forms.