My name is Kay, I’m a baby boomer (ahem…over 45 actually I’m 53) and I grew up in Montreal. I was raised in a immigrant Scottish WASP family consisting of loving (yet somewhat flawed - aren’t they all) parents, and my sister Jean who started as my tormentor and later - as we matured became my best friend.
As a young woman, I was very driven to start a family of my own – wanting very badly to become a mother. I became a young wife at 18 years old, then a mother to my first of three sons at 20. I worked very hard as a stay-at-home-mom, dedicating my time almost exclusively to them and our little family of five.
When my youngest was in kindergarten it was time for me to update my skills and prepare to return to the workforce. It was difficult to compete with people so much younger than myself however, I worked very hard to get to where I am today including doing a certificate in Human Resources and training in Six Sigma.
Within the next five years, I will retire from my career in aviation and embark upon my new adventure.My plan is to become a life coach. I have realized that through my mentoring of many people over the years that I take joy in seeing people succeed and attain their goals.
I now have three grown sons, one grandson with another grandchild on the way, a younger handsome husband. I have many wonderful friends for which I am deeply grateful.
My life has consisted (to this point) of great joys and great sorrows, all of which have made me the person I am today. I was born an old soul, have lost a great deal and learned a lot along the way. I am a child of an alcoholic parent, lost my Mother at age 15 and I grew up very fast.
This year I went through a transformation from a size 16 to a size 8.
I’ve started this blog for the opportunity to share some of my stories and points of view – perhaps my opinions (or dare I say…wisdom?) may help some of my readers to make sense of their own lives.
I look forward to sharing my experiences with you and receiving your feedback.