unterwegs auf Reisen
When life leaves you single at the age of 56, one starts to look at it differently, finding ways of living it to the full. Part of how I do that, is to travel. I spent 10 months in Thailand, teaching English, and managed to visit Laos, Burma and Vietnam during that time. I did it as solo traveler, the local way, to interact with the people of that country. I went on camping trips to Botswana, Namibia and Zimbabwe and traveled extensively in South Africa itself. That is part of my life, the other is more settled, creating a good balance. I own my own home in Vermont, close to the sea and with beautiful mountains as backdrop. I am a mother of 4 adult children, all married, and grandmother to 6 grandchildren. I love family life, and my children visit often. I love nature, hike in the mountains, swim and cycle, and just generally get out as much as possible. I'm energetic, sociable and interested in different cultures. I learnt to sail, and I would like to do an Atlantic crossing, or experience life on a boat in another way. I was planning a trip to South America, and while looking up working farms on the internet, came across Workaway. I immediately joined, and spent 7 months travelling and working in Argentina, Peru and Chile, the ecperience of a lifetime.
My main vocation in life is psychology - I am a registered educational psychologist, and run a practice from my home. I am also registered as an international family constellation facilitator, and have recently completed the first part of training in quantum constellations. I have a teaching qualification for high school children, and have a TEFL (Teach English as a Foreign Language) certificate, which enabled me to teach English in Chiang Mai, Thailand. My interests are travel, gardening and outdoor activities. I am an Airbnb host, and have had many guests stay over, with only positive feedback regarding my hospitality skills.
I love to build puzzles, play card games and play chess or any other board games. Entertaining my grandchildren is a challenging aspect of being a grandmother, one which is quite easily done by presenting them with a variety of activities such as reading, building puzzles, playing games, building lego, climbing trees, playing on the beach or in a park or going for walks.