Give me a microphone and I'll tell you a story
The Covid-19 lock down of 2020 put a damper on our 2020 travel plans. Traveling the world is our retirement plan... always has been our plan. Retirement now feels quite scary, different and mostly close to home.
Suddenly I felt... almost without purpose. Nothing to do. Nothing to plan for, research or discover. Was I running out of time?
I desperately needed something fulfilling to do. Not just busy work to fill the time locked away at home, but something that was going to last. Something tangible and memorable. So I started to snoop.
Over the course of my working life I spent time in business administration, mostly upper management, and I had been a small business owner for over 15 years. Even dabbled with e-newsletter writing and blogging.
I was personally introduced to the internet back in the late 1990s by one of the first SEO experts, Ken Evoy. I learned how to set a table, how to gather people around a table, but I wanted more.
Then, in the early 2000s, life shifted and got in the way of what should have been a promising career and I stopped the internet focus and regretfully moved onto other things.
Now, six years into retirement and with my new found love of writing short stories, and a passion for sharing family photographs, and my crazy "need to know" nature and a new found obsession for family tree research and building... www.victoriaspress.com was created.
Never have I been so excited.
If I could have a life do-over, I'd become a genealogist or maybe even a novelist.
But you know what?
You're never to old to start something new. Shake that grey matter lose and have a bit of fun doing it.
I'm super keen (yes... just wrote "super-keen") to inspire visitors to my website to feel as I do, that the past does count.
The people that came before us have stories to tell.