Sunday, December 30, 2012

Janet



Janet was a lawyer specializing in family law, mainly estate planning and adoptions.  After she retired a few years ago, she wanted adventure.  So, she took an apartment in Paris and spent several months brushing up on her French.  Then, she went to China for a couple of years and taught English.  Now, Janet is halfway through a Peace Corps assignment in Ukraine, teaching English again.  But, she was able to come back to Hartford to be with her children and friends for the holidays!

17 comments:

Lois Evensen said...

A lovely lady living an exciting life. :)

brattcat said...

what a remarkable woman...a wonderful model for us all.

Lowell said...

A handsome woman who has achieved much. Must have a lot of strength and inner resources. Kudos to her!

Birdman said...

Handsome????? Lowell, you'll get yourself in trouble without me. How about pleasant?
She reminds us all--- 'adventure' is where you find it regardless of age, experience.

Sharon said...

What an accomplished woman! Very impressive.

Sylvia K said...

An impressive lady she is!! What a wonderful life she has had!! Great choice for the day, Jack!! Happy New Year!! Enjoy!

Sylvia

Randy said...

What a great adventure!

jennyfreckles said...

Good to hear of someone grabbing life by the throat, when some seek to retire to a life of ease. I wish I had - but I don't think I have - that much courage.

Karl Demetz said...

What a great Lady!

Lynette said...

What a wonderful story and photo, Jack. Thanks!

Michelle said...

I can only hope to be half as adventurous after I retire from teaching.

*I must admit that at first glance of this photo, it looked to me like a shot from a BBC drama :)

Bob Crowe said...

Hooray for her - carpe diem!

Madge Bloom said...

I hope when I retire to be able to volunteer.. a lot!

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Oh my, several months in Paris, Janet lived my dream..she certainly is the adventurous sort, good on her! Here's wishing you a very Happy New Year Jack, see you next year!!

Susie said...

Janet's the best! (share the photo of her and Jed in the photo booth!) x

Oakland Daily Photo said...

What a adventurous spirit. Most of us have narrowing lives as we get older. Not her. My new hero. Jack, wishing you a Happy New Year. Keep on clicking.

SRQ said...

I wonder what aspects of the U.S. she misses. I have an American friend who worked at the embassy in Romes for years and just recently retured in Italy for a couple of months. She's been telling me about all the conveniences she misses: e.g. SaranWrap, clothes dryer etc. Bravo to Janet for taking on such adventures.