Currently I am taking a break in the birth/school/work/death scenario. Some would call it “re-inventing myself.”
I was born in Winston Salem in 1952 and have lived here all my life. My educational background was average and my work history has always had some health care element to it. After over thirty years with Novant Health, I retired from there and I’ve decided to try out a new stage in life.
I didn’t just take a plunge. In the waning few years of full-time employment, I discovered some things I liked and would continue on a regular basis. When I turned 60, I took a three day bike trip through parts of Virginia and West Virginia. That led to other weekend tours in Virginia and North Carolina. I also make a trek each year to the Virginia Film Festival. And becoming interested in local history I started working part-time as a visitor specialist for the Winston Salem Visitors Center and helping at the New Winston Museum.
Now retired, I continue to work at the visitor center and go on bike tours. Additionally, I volunteer as a docent at the Reynolda House Museum of American Art. I’ve been learning about my own home town now more than ever. And, finding that to be surprisingly interesting, I figured it only fitting to spend a little time researching my own family history. You can find that article here. Enjoy!
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