Hello–My name is Louise, and I live in the southeastern USA. Although I am a clinical social worker by profession, I am no longer in practice. Several years ago I was diagnosed with an extremely rare form of bone cancer, which had appeared in an even rarer location (my lower spine). After undergoing nearly a year of grueling, physically and mentally taxing treatment, my disease went into remission. All was relatively well for the next seven years, until I began experiencing complications related to these treatments. Following numerous surgeries and months of hospitalization, I am now physically disabled and experience chronic pain. Despite no longer being able to work, I am trying to be as productive and “useful” as possible. My absolute favorite hobby of all-time is reading; I have very eclectic tastes in reading material and finish at least one book each week. I also love to do art projects–drawing, painting, designing/making jewelry, decorating my home, etc. I love to shop at thrift- and vintage stores. I really love cats–I currently have two–and have been reading/studying about them since childhood. I look forward to meeting new friends through this site!
Where did you grow up?
here, there, and everywhere due to parents' professions
Where do you live now?
a lovely, small city, the southeastern USA
What is the highest level of education you have attained?
What subjects did/do you enjoy the most at school?
English, Spanish, German, History, Social Sciences
What's your favorite sport or sports?
swimming, walking, tai chi
What kinds of jobs have you held? Industries too!
clinical social worker
What hobbies are you into?
reading, traveling, drawing/art projects, designing/making jewelry, thrift stores/yard sales, vintage, makeup/fashion, cat care
What causes are you concerned about today?
rights of the physically disabled, cancer, needs of stray/homeless cats
Which religion (if any) do you follow?