I retired nearly two years ago for the second time from the position of Career and Post Secondary Advisor at Seaquam Secondary School in Delta. I was pretty passionate about working with kids and knew that if my second attempt at retirement was going to be successful, I would have to find something fulfilling to do. So, I began volunteering at BC Children's Hospital in the Family Support and Resource Centre. Families come there looking for information and solutions to the issues they are facing with their children. Nothing makes one more aware of and thankful for healthy children and grandchildren than meeting those who struggle every day, and having an opportunity to help those families in some way is rewarding in itself.
I have watched my daughter and my son-in-law successfully complete climbs with Summits of Hope but certainly never thought I would be attempting one until now. Machu Picchu seems doable, and I am looking forward to the challenge. I am hoping I am fit enough to complete the Inca Trail. I am training, at 62, for my first half marathon, and I enjoy camping and the outdoors. I think those are good first steps. Wish me luck!
"What doesn't kill you makes you stronger"
Machu Picchu 2012