Being a successful entrepreneuse…to my way of thinking requires also that I take the risk of seeming to others…‘a little weird”. Gotta confess: I wear my oddball status proudly, my non-linear, out of the box thinking, along with the unconventional ways I use words. It has helped me create some great stories, several of which have now been published. Having a 94 year old mom with dementia, believe this or not, whose conversation is sometimes off the wall— inspires me to loosen up the reins on my rigidity, and instead, listen: to the innovative ways some people speak, and perceive events or, express themselves. Including — elderly persons with language loss!!!