Wednesday, February 21, 2018

No identity crisis here

In my teenage and early adult years, it was almost a rule to have an identity crisis. I forgot to have one.

I am also aware that I am identified many ways  through other people and in various roles
  • Dorothy Sargent and James Boudreau's daughter and Norma Boudreau's stepdaughter
  • Florence Stockbridge Sargent's and Walter Gordon's granddaughter 
  • Marie Bourque and Edouard Boudreau's granddaughter
  • J. Boudreau's older sister
  • Cousin to too many to name
  • Aunt to Kim Boudreau and grand aunt to Gavin and Garrison, whom I've never met
  • (many names') friends throughout my life from many different eras and places
  • Rick Nelson's wife and later ex-wife
  • Llara Kay Nelson's mother
  • Lawrence Eagle Tribune cub reporter
  • Clerk at insurance company
  • Nursery School Teacher, Kelley Barracks, Möhringen, Germany
  • Clerk at a Greg's dry cleaner
  • Student at Merrimack College
  • Student at Lowell Teacher's College, later UMass at Lowell and many other names B.A.
  • Student at Boston University
  • Student at Glamorgan University (Wales) M.A.
  • Secretary Adamian Law, which quickly convinced me I did not want to be a lawyer
  • Part owner of Have a Happy, local bridal magazine
  • Writer National Fire Protection Association, Sales Prospector Services, Harris Stamp
  • Marketing/PR/communications Polaroid Credit Union and Digital Credit Union, IEC
  • Publisher of CU Newswire
  • Adjunct Prof. at Webster University
  • Partner/Lover to several men in long-term relationships
  • Housemate to Bill, Susie, Julia
  • Wife to Rick Adams
  • Author of 11 novels and two non-fiction works
  • Editor of books from other writers
  • American, ex-American
  • FATCA fighter and the woman who vomited
  • Swiss citizen
I've lived in:
  • Reading, MA
  • Boston, MA 
  • Bluefield, WV
  • Waltham, MA
  • Lowell, MA
  • Epping, NH 
  • Hampton Beach, NH
  • Stuttgart, Germany
  • Toulouse, France (Castanet)
  • Argelès-sur-mer, France
  • Môtiers, Switzerland
  • Payern, Switzerand
  • Grand Saconnex, Switzerland
  • Corsier, Switzerland
  • Collonge-Bellerive, Switzerland 
  • Edinburgh, Scotland (only a month)
What does it all mean?

It means that I've filled up the years I've been given with interesting, enriching days in so many ways and only rarely do I crawl into bed and think, "That was a waste of time." Usually I run out of day before I run out of things to see, do, learn, feel, smell, taste and enjoy. But tomorrow is another day.

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