|Kim and Zdenek Piter|
Since I started this blog a couple of months ago, I have been thinking about what to share about myself with fellow bloggers. I love reading sewing and quilting blogs; it makes it easier to connect with bloggers if I know something about them. So it is only fair to share a bit about myself.
I have lived in Scottsdale, AZ for eight years. I love living in the desert and like the heat much better than the cold. Although, I miss pretty flower plants that only can live where it rains :(
I have been married eight years to Zdenek who is from Czech Republic. I met him when I was on a three-month work assignment in Flagstaff, AZ. A year later we got married on Catalina Island, honeymooned in Europe and moved to Scottsdale. I think that was enough changes in a year!
I have two grown sons. Mathew, 30, lives in Brooklyn, NY and Jason, 26, lives in Clearwater, FL. I am flying to Florida in August and Mathew is also. I can't wait! It's been a year since I've seen them.
I have been sewing for about six years off and on. The last two years more on than off! I can't imagine my life without this hobby. I can't say I can always sew a straight line but I can say I love sewing. All styles of sewing.
I have a degree in Radiologic Technology, meaning I take X-rays; actually, I work in Cat Scan. I work at a children's hospital in Phoenix. Many people ask me how I can work in a children's hospital, isn't it hard seeing sick kids? Yes. I see the worst but also see miracles. Honestly, kids are much easier patients than adults. They always have a smile for you.
I started sewing as an outlet to my job. I needed something in my life that was creative since I see so much illness, accidents and abuse. I hope to be able to retire from my job in five years! This is my dream.
I love hiking with my husband. We often go to Sedona, AZ to hike. I also like to go camping! We plan to go when it's a bit cooler. I also watch Formula One racing with my husband. My favorite driver is Fernando Alonso.
We hope to move to Czech Republic. Right now this is just a dream but you have to start somewhere. If our dream comes true, we still plan to come back to United States for several months a year. We want to be close to both of our families.
Writing, in general, is difficult for me. I am dyslexic. Writing is one of the hardest things for a person who has this condition. But I do it anyways. When I was growing up, I felt stupid. It wasn't until I left school that I learned of my condition. Years ago I was a waitress and had this customer I saw everyday. One day he asked me what I wanted to do with my life. Well, I didn't really know. He said I should go to college. I explained to him that I couldn't because learning was very difficult for me. He asked what made learning hard for me. I said that most written words didn't make sense to me. He said he knew me better than I knew myself. He said that within six months, if I really worked hard, he would help me enroll in college. I asked him what did he do professionally? He was a professor! I took him up on his offer and everyday for six months, he taught me how to learn. He explained that I had dyslexia and how to get around it. I admit it was hard but exactly six months later I enrolled in college and earned a degree in Radiography. He helped me all through out my college days. So if some of my posts do not make sense, I'm sorry. I usually wait till my husband can read them before I post them. But sometimes, I just want to get them posted so I don't wait.
On a much lighter note....I have my pilot's license!
Thank you for visiting my blog. Please tell me something about yourself.
Sew long for now, Kim