• Lynn
    491
    I have done a bit of everything over the years. About 5 years ago we moved into the country (I'm a country girl at heart) and now I stay at home and have turned a hobby into a small business. I raise chickens some for eggs which I sell and others for the meat and we also raise turkeys in the late summer/early fall and have them butchered a few weeks before thanksgiving.
    I'd love to hear what everyone else does.
  • Moonlitnight
    1.7k
    Wow Lynn! To have chickies laying eggs sounds so cool. (I skipped the rest as I'm a veggie.)

    I am a self-employed researcher-writer/medical journalist with a healthcare PR background. I have a few accounts, my main one being the publishing (research/writing/design) of a health magazine for a Canadian pharmacy chain. I would like to stop this in a couple of years and focus on a YouTube channel and website about staying young. I used to enjoy having a blog called Middle Ageless, but I just couldn't keep up with the demand for new posts AND work at my profession. Longevity science and epigenetics are my passion but I also firmly believe in what many people refer to as "woo." I am a reiki master practitioner and believe that we can literally change our genetic destiny by entering the alpha wavelength and focusing on creating the changes we want in our bodies. I haven't tried this with hair yet! If I do, and get results, you will be the first to know haha!
  • drift3r
    609
    Yeahhhh Michigan country girls! I grew up driving tractors, playing in cornfields, building forts in the hay loft, and showing horses. I would absolutely love to have a hobby farm someday. I kind of went the opposite direction for now. I studied International Business in college and I work as a Principal Analyst for a money management firm. I really like my job but I’d trade my suit for a pair of overalls any day hehe :smile:
  • Moonlitnight
    1.7k
    You know, I have met a couple of people who studied International Business and it sounds fascinating. I am always interested in how business is done in Japan as it seems so different. I remember back in the day, reading an article on how the "lower" employees provided insight and were very much respected. This is when business was very much "top down" in the West. Now of course, the scene has changed to be more like the Japanese model, and all the better for it.
  • drift3r
    609
    Oh definitely! I think Eastern business practices are fascinating. I actually spent a bit of time in China and really enjoyed it there. I’ve never been to Japan but I’d love to go there someday. I’ve been to many many places but my bucket list is still pretty long :smile:
  • Alex K WIGSCOM TEAM
    843
    I work at Beauty & Hair in the Marketing Department. I started off as an intern, but I have managed to stick around for a little over a year now! I also take a full college course load... it's hard to manage my time sometimes! Especially with my YouTube Channel and other hobbies/social life. :) Can't complain!!
  • Katooshie
    786
    Fashion stylist and business owner
  • Lynn
    491
    You bet Michigan girls rule!!! lol
  • Lynn
    491
    It's amazing just how far women have come in the last 40+ years.
  • Moonlitnight
    1.7k
    Ooh! That sounds exciting Kat! In my present neighbourhood, I could walk out wearing a Sears special poly blouse with pointed collar from the '80s and stretch-waist pants and everyone would think I was a fashionista.
  • Katooshie
    786
    LOL amazing! I LOVED the work as a stylist, but had to stop to nurse my son back to heath after a brain tumour. He's fine now, but I don't want to go back to styling. The clients are fantastic but the crazy ass girls I had to work with were disturbing! Always coming in stoned or hung over or crying and creating drama over stupid stuff! I be like "Girls...we are styling someone's WEDDING today...I don't want to hear about your hangover or latest addiction crisis!" One girl came to work SOBBING. I thought someone died. She accidentally deleted some photos on her phone and her boyfriend was mad at her for it. She said she was "traumatized" and wanted to go home for the day! Sheesh!
  • Moonlitnight
    1.7k
    Oh man. I hate drama (unless it is wig-drama). I am glad your son is OK. That must have been terrifying for all.
  • KellyA
    234
    Another Michigan girl. I studied international development and have work for about 12 yeas in community development as a grant specialist for various Federal and State programs.
  • Lynn
    491
    That’s definitely the #1 thing I don’t miss about working....all the drama!
  • Lynn
    491
    I’m so loving all the professionals we have here :smile: :smile: :clap: :up:
  • Lynn
    491
    At 57 I’m the Michigan mom here lol
  • Katooshie
    786
    It was a difficult time, but we are people of faith! Thankfully we had the best surgeon who popped that sucker out...it was benign...my son recovered quickly....and I home schooled him to graduation! He is married with a baby son of his own, and enjoying life and his career as an auto service technician (mechanic). They just bought their first home, too! :)
  • Moonlitnight
    1.7k
    Oh how lovely! So you are a grandma. That must be very exciting.
  • Moonlitnight
    1.7k
    Another fascinating vocation!
  • Moonlitnight
    1.7k
    Yes it is, Lynn. I watched Mad Men and that was my growing up era (or rather watching my big sisters grow up). It was just incredible how women were treated and how they just seemed to suck it up. The ads! https://www.google.ca/search?q=ads+women+in+the+50s&client=firefox-b&dcr=0&tbm=isch&tbo=u&source=univ&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwjd_deo3L_aAhWp6oMKHTQqAIcQsAQIKA&biw=1920&bih=946 "Christmas morning she'll be happier with a Hoover" Say what????? One of them says "An essential aid to woman power" and it's a CORSET. Should be a wig.
  • Katooshie
    786
    Yes we have a little 9 month old grandson named Ryan. They just moved to 100 Mile so now he is a five hour drive from us instead of nearby. Missing him!
  • BeatA
    672
    lol that sounds like a bunch of teenage drama ( that’s story with the deleted photos)
  • Lynn
    491
    We’ve come a long way baby lol
  • BeatA
    672
    I’m an anesthesiologist in a University hospital. ( Also lots of drama there, just different) very exhausting but can also be rewarding. I love interacting with patients and making them feel at ease in the most stressful days of their lives.
    Well sometimes it’s the happiest day of their lives when I work in Labor and Delivery...
  • Shar W
    796
    I work for a very large health care system. I am a Coding manager. We do the billing based of what the provider documents and performs on the patient. I have been at this company for 25 years. In my younger years I was a hairstylist, Nurse and even went to school to be a Master Gardener.
  • Moonlitnight
    1.7k
    BeatA, how wonderful! I think the interaction with an anaesthesiologist is so important. It must be a very satisfying vocation. A hairstylist! Does that help you style your wigs, or is it completely different?
  • Moonlitnight
    1.7k
    I just read that bit about the photos. That is just insane. I wonder how these kids handle a real crisis!
  • Katooshie
    786
    I can't even imagine how they would make it through some of the stuff we have endured, eh??
  • Shar W
    796
    I wasn’t trained with wigs but yes, it does help a lot. I also groom my 3 Shih Tzus. Lol
  • Moonlitnight
    1.7k
    No. I think it would finish them off. Lol! I have a little Coton de Tuléar. She is murder to groom. She's very good but her coat is like cotton and mats like crazy. Might give me good practice for my RW HD fibre :smile:
  • Shar W
    796
    LOL!!! What a bummer.
  • Lori
    244
    Wow! What you do is amazing!
  • Lori
    244
    sheesh is right! I don’t like drama like that either. It’s exhausting.

    I work for the provincial government in the area of access and privacy. It’s interesting work but I want to blog instead.
  • Lori
    244
    so glad to hear your son is fine now. I can’t imagine how difficult that must have been.
  • Vee1028
    1.1k
    In my present neighbourhood, I could walk out wearing a Sears special poly blouse with pointed collar from the '80s and stretch-waist pants and everyone would think I was a fashionista.Moonlitnight

    You are forever making me laugh....thanks!
  • Moonlitnight
    1.7k
    Glad that made you smile. Remember those blouses? They were sort of satiny on one side and soft white fuzzy stuff on the inside. Remember Ultra Suede? Eeoow. I actually had a pink suit made out of that.
  • Lynn
    491
    I’d love to be a master gardener but just happy if I have a descent crop of tomatoes lol. I like how you’ve gone from one totally different field to another :smile: I have been fortunate enough to have similar experiences.
    I started out in a boat plant then at a printing house and also worked at a company that built ambulances and then there sister company that made shuttle buses. My most resent job was as a parts coordinator in a foundry.
    I do love hearing about all the interesting professions that we all have or have had.
  • Vee1028
    1.1k
    oh my God, yes, I remember them! Neither were fashion trends we need to return to!@
  • jaydee
    6
    Michigan here too!!! I am an account executive for a group of radio stations here in SW Michigan. I work with primarily local businesses on their overall marketing & advertising strategies, using radio, digital & mobile platforms. Sometimes stressful, sometimes frustrating, nearly always different from day to day!
  • HeatherE
    110
    I started out in interior design, then breastfeeding counselor, then doula and midwife assistant at a home birth practice, then finally a full time sahm. Who knows what I'll do next. I would like to continue to stay at home but maybe give back to the community- mentor at the local school, work at a food bank, something like that. My husband's career has him traveling and it's nice not working because as the kids grow up I can go with him more. We love to travel.
  • Baylady
    12
    I've been a nursing assistant for ever (since 1982) it seems to be my calling and I love the medical field I just never had the want to go for an RN degree... back in the day it was way too much paperwork and sitting behind a desk and I liked getting to know the patients. When I was raising my son I did have a chance to stay home for a few years and I work part-time at Michaels I worked part-time at Zales Jewelry and my best part time job was working at Split Rock Lighthouse on the shores of Lake Superior
  • Moonlitnight
    1.7k
    You worked at a lighthouse? How madly exciting! I love lighthouses. They are so romantic.
  • Baylady
    12
    It was fun to mwet people from all over the world.
  • goldcapp
    58
    I am older than any of you ladies, widowed and retired, but I live with four (4) Siamese cats and date younger men. Therefore, I need the wigs! LOL. My most recent enjoyment is volunteering at a local Hospital. It is so rewarding!
  • Katooshie
    786
    Good for you volunteering! And as for the younger men...YOU GO GIRL! ;)
  • Moonlitnight
    1.7k
    I am with Kat. Congrats on volunteering and even more congrats on dating younger men. Where I live, there is no such thing as a "younger man."
  • Lori
    244
    Absolutely...you go girl...date younger men I say!

    So many interesting things all of you have done!

    I would love to meet people from all over the world like that. I bet you had many very interesting conversations.
  • goldcapp
    58
    LIfe is good, isn't it? You ladies are so much fun!!!
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