IndeVidua – inde for independent; vidua the Latin word for widow
Once upon a time I was a wife and working mother of two. Director before the age of 30, some may have classified me as a woman driven by her career, however I was always a wife and mother first. Within every job I’ve ever had I have been given an unbelievable amount of responsibility and trust but no real authority. I am a well respected leader and innovator, open to new experiences, open minded, authoritative and aggressive. I was an energetic workaholic during the day with enough energy to party or continue working at night. I used to thrive in high-stakes high pressure situations.
Today I am still a working mother of two, I am widowed, have a lot of the traits I used to have but have a hard time finding them and lack focus. I have a story to tell which some may find entertaining, sad, humorous and/or identifiable. I am a deliberate free spirit with a selective type-A personality. I ask why and what if and try to learn as much as I teach. I fall short of my goals.
I immigrated to the States in 1979 from Managua, Nicaragua at the age of three with my mother. I learned English sometime before first grade, have lived in four different states and consider myself to be just Latina enough to not be American. In reality though, I am just as American as the girl next door except with light olive skin, dark hair and dark eyes.
I really am just simply, ordinary me.