I used to say "I am a professional volunteer". But since my two children have graduated from high school and moved on to college I haven't done volunteer work. My husband retired from the Navy and now travels quite a bit with his civilian job. I have a lot of time that is no longer taken up with my family
I was in a Michael's one day looking for materials to permanently write on coffee mugs when I saw some beading stuff, one was probably a book or how-to brochure. I immediately decided that was for me but had to wait a couple weeks until this coffee themed camp was over. Right after that I found an add in a local paper for a bead store that had just opened in my area. I went there straight away and jumped in head first!
I have been beading for two or three years now. It seems I've been learning a little of everything. I love bead weaving and working with wire although I haven't done much of either. I think I'm still overwhelmed with the different directions this craft goes.