While listening to NPR one day, I heard a writer declare, “Unless you’ve had a tragic life, you can’t write anything truly interesting.” Since I’ve led a remarkably happy life with no more than the usual amount of sorrow, you might find nothing I say very interesting. But if you are like me and think the writer on NPR was spouting a bunch of poppycock, you might enjoy some of my posts because they are heartfelt and reflect reality for many of us, people who are just trying to live our lives day by day and find joy and laughter in the small moments.
So that you will understand my perspective, I will tell you a little about myself. My name is Susan Okaty, and if you Google me, you will find I am the only Susan Okaty in the United States, probably in the world. I went to college in the ’60’s (UCONN—Go Huskies!), raised three beautiful children, have been happily married since 1972 to my best friend, and retired in 2008 after being a classroom teacher for many years and the academic dean of a large middle school for seven. I decided to start this blog for no other reason than I thought it might be fun, and when it is no longer fun for me, I will stop.