The new year is bringing many changes to my life and I am now ready to discuss much of it…as you have seen in the last few months, you all can tell I have been quite busy…let us sit and chat while I have a moment to breathe…grab a coffee and a chair…get comfy and I will fill you in
First up is school…my dissertation has been published…I am now a doctor…that just does not seem real yet…also, I have been in school for 14 years…the first time I did not need to log into class was VERY strange and brought on a strange form of loss and depression…though other students and professors tell me this is normal, I was still sad and missing going to class…on January 19, 2019, I will be walking in the ‘All Campus’ graduation ceremony in Orlando…after my first husband beat me so badly, I was told I should go on disability and college was out of the realm of what I would ever be able to do – all I can say is follow your dreams, work for them and you can accomplish almost anything…I did
Nature’s Power and Energy is closing…we have worked hard to create a patent on the HydroQueen…our patent is now up for sale with a broker…I love inventing but, right now I do not have time to devote as this company needs…it has been open for 8 years, took on no dept, conducted 3 major, infield scientific experiments, an obtained a patent…to do this we have had to work with the alphabet soup of governmental departments, shared knowledge and created an amazing network…my fire system will be shelved for now…as of December 31, 2018 this company is closed – any request for information or on employees should be directed to me at email@example.com
The Sunshine Paddle will also be going through changes…we will be closing the website and moving all data to the Facebook page…the paddle will still be happening on 4/20 as every year…no one gets paid and all donations go to the running of the paddle and split among charities…my thinking is to reduce costs by shutting the website down – we will keep the Photobucket, captain’s log and continue to post in Facebook…thank you for understanding
The Circle of Boudica will now be run by Lady Tabitha…again this is due to not being able to invest time needed to take care of it properly…after 12 years at the helm, it is time to pass it on…Tabitha has been working with the members for over a year now and has my full support…for anyone who has questions or needs help, please contact me...I will continue to be a part of the group, just no longer the leading role...
Teaching English to children and adults in China online for a company called First Future has been a challenge…learning to work in a different country is not easy…I am however thankful for the opportunity…it is Xi Jinping who requires the people that teach in China to carry international credentials…along with TESOL credentials, one must learn more about computers and internet connections than you ever considered to keep classes going…my students are amazing and make getting up between 3 am and 4 am worth it…also with a 13 hour time difference, I am working a split schedule…this is not easy and has put my time off at a premium…
American Boudica Publishing and Media is where my heart is…we are producers of the written word, photography, video, fine art, fun graphics and custom sculpture…we do this across several different medias like: books, academic papers, vinyl, sublimation, wood, metal, painting, epoxy, etc.…we create not only books, academic papers and fine art but, also clothes, home goods, how to and crafting videos, and custom work…this has been a joy and a blessing…with the ability to expand our creativity Chris and I have expanded the American Boudica, Girly Pirate and Sea Tribe brands…we have sold and shared product in 30 different countries around the world…at the end of the day, I feel blessed and thankful to be part of it all
You may wonder why so many big changes, the last few months have been hard…several situations have needed my attention, I was stretched too thin to help with much…an answer to this is to clear up some of my schedule…the big change allows new opportunities to present themselves…I look forward to what is to come with great excitement and anticipation…So, as I transition forward, I will continue to teach and do my art…I will continue to paddle for charity…I am also looking to gain new teaching opportunities…at 53, I want to enjoy my life and to do this it had to be objectively looked at…I completed school and my patent…I am putting my focus into what makes me happiest…those who love me will understand and those who don’t never will…I now weigh anchor for new and uncharted territory
Thank you for taking the time to check in…I am alive and well…soon life will slow down to a normal pace again…even though it felt like minutes, I looked up and 5 years were gone…it has been crazy and amazing…I lost many along the way…it makes me happy you have been patient with me and are still here…May 2019 bring us the blessings we have all worked for....
Dr. Dorraine Cooper-Rooney
The Girly Pirate