This picture says a lot about me. I love to compose photographs. Like Her, I am happy puttering in my gardens and sitting among the flowers, watching the birds. The Statue Me is holding an open book with an arm around her child, which remains part of my version of heaven. I also aspire to have a waist like Her again, someday. One thing She is not doing is holding a spatula, because I love to cook. But it is hard to find a garden-sitting, book-reading, child-hugging statue that also holds a cooking utensil. And writes.
I have taken a winding path to where I am today, with lots of jobs along the way. By far my most fulfilling career choice was always as a full-time mom. The pay was lousy but the perks continue to be awesome and I wouldn’t trade those years for anything in the world. Plus, it’s where I got most of my material.
Welcome to my little world, and I hope you enjoy this jane’s look at life.
Jane Koenen Bretl