CONFESSIONS OF A 76 YEAR OLD GRANDMA!
I am Jocelyn, a 76 year old grandmother who lives in outback Queensland. All my life I have lived outside my comfort zone in order to find out all about life and its meaning. Sometimes I have succeeded and sometimes I have not, but every time I have failed in what I have done, I know that I have learned from my mistakes and this has made me a better and more compassionate person. I used to live by the rules, “would have,” “should have” or “could have”, but I’ve given that away and I now dive into Life headfirst! (And I’m loving every minute of it!)
I have had many occupations including court typist, Legal Secretary, Disability Carer, English Teacher, cleaner and dishwasher. I have tried many things in my life such as learning Languages. I started learning Languages because my ex-husband told me and everybody else that I was thick as two planks and unable to learn anything! So I set out to prove him wrong! And it worked! And somewhere along the line I developed this great love of learning and I’m still doing it!
The other day just for fun I thought about all the things I had started in my life. I want to complete them but imagine my horror when I added it all up and it came to 792 years!!! (How many lifetimes is that?) It scares the shit out of me!
So here is my list ..
Finish my degree in Modern Languages(French, German, Italian)
Finish my study in music – piano, viola, keyboards, Irish Flute
Be a full time animal carer. (I would give up everything for this)
Teach English to persons of other cultures. (I loved my time in Shanghai)
Read all my favourite books over and over again.
Do a lot of charity work particularly getting different cultures to mix.
Get my black belt in Akido.
Work on my spiritual side as I would really love to talk to angels, animals and fairies.
Write and publish my book (last one) on religions.
Take part in more protest marches for things like women’s rights, animals and the environment. But I don’t really want to be arrested any more. It’s been 7 times already and I guess that’s enough.
Keep watching “Bold and the Beautiful” until it ends (and I hope it never ends!)
Learn to be spiritual instead of a scatterbrain.
I really would like to do a course on the real aboriginal culture.
And of course wear “hippie” clothes for the rest of my life.
After a lifetime of experiences in various parts of Australia, New Guinea, Afghanistan, Russia, Germany, Pacific Islands, and China, Jocelyn Price now lives in a small town in the outback of Australia.
At 75 years of age she was determined to try her hand at writing, but first she had to learn to use a computer – a challenge that ranked right up there with another challenge she had met previously -- coping with a sandstorm in Egypt!
Jocelyn writes across varied genres - stories for children, romantic stories set in outback Australia, and non fiction dealing with mental health issues.
Jocelyn's books are available in print from www.ebooksoutback.com.au or by emailing her at firstname.lastname@example.org