I am wrapping up my twenty-ninth year in education…. Wow – 29! Now, it is time for me to take on some new challenges as I get ready for retirement. Retirement, retirement, retirement….”the act of leaving one’s job, career, or occupation permanently, usually because of age”. Did you catch that last word? AGE – no matter how you look at it or say it, it just isn’t pretty. Therefore, I am simply ‘starting over’. I have been wanting to spend more time blogging about my creative endeavors. As I continue planning for the ‘starting over’ phase of my life, I am venturing out and trying some new projects at home that I will be sharing with you along the way. Oh, and shhhhhh! We will not be using that word with the horrible connotation again, because I am not old!