Who is Lorraine J.?
Turning my “About” profile into a story | Sharing More of Who I Am
Myself is who I am all day every day. It is my hope is that you are Yourself ALL Day Everyday too. I see you have landed on this story from my “About” page, thank you for taking a rest hear. Since you are here let me tell you a little about me.
Personal: Who is Lorraine?
There are many parts of me. I am more than just one thing. I do not define myself as “just a” anything, no, I am a very versatile person who can adapt to many different atmospheres and move fluidly through the present moment. One of the many things that I am is a *Creative Writer*. In my heart I have been a writer for many years, writing in my personal diaries and journals. However, my life journey has taken me on so many other flights (career paths) that I am just now touching down on the writer’s landing pad.
So here I am moving into a different stage of life embarking on the act of writing on a regular basis while slowly building my creative arts business.
I am a somewhat private person so you will not see detailed information about my personal life when it comes to family names, where I live, any other pertinent information. However, I do share a little about my family dynamic in my Countdown to my 50th birthday article “25/50 |Birthdays | Anniversaries| Graduation |Family” which I included a link to below.
25/50 |Birthdays | Anniversaries| Graduation |Family
The significant dates that define my family, so unique you would think we planned them
Life Experience | Hobbies | What I am Passionate about
I have a vast experience of over 25 years of working with children, teens, and young adults. This has afforded me the opportunity to work with children and youth in several different capacities.
I have held positions as a Preschool Teacher, Afterschool Counselor, Private Sitter, Independent Care Giver, and a Registered Behavior Therapist for children with Autism. I hold two associate degrees, one in Early Childhood Administration and Management, and one in Organizational Management both from Rio Salado Community College.
Aside from my love of working with children and watching them grow I have a passion for dance that reaches as far back as 5 years old when I started my first dance class and continues today. Over the years I have trained and performed in several genres and in 2010 founded “The Joy of Dance” where I mentored children, youth and adults as a Dance Instructor, Choreographer, Dance Ministry Leader, and Soloist.
I spent twelve years as a Stay-At Home Mother and while doing so remained productive by volunteering my time in several capacities. I served on the board of the Phoenix East Valley Chapter of Mocha Mom Incorporated over the course of several years as the Playgroup Coordinator, Secretary, Treasurer and Vice President.
In addition to that I volunteered for the Phoenix Chapter of the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (Known today as JDRF). There I was a member of the Advisory Board, ran my own family “Walk to Cure Diabetes” team, Mentored families with newly diagnosed children, served as a Moderator on their social website “Type 1 Nation” and as a Coordinator for their local family centered conferences.
When I am not working on projects/products for LYLT Expressions I am painting, or doing digital hand drawings, indulging in Adult Coloring or reading. Some of my artwork is for sale through my storefront on Society6.com: LYLT Expressions’s Store | Society6.
I am a GLORIOUS Dragonfly because I am an inspirational creature whose joy, lightness, wisdom, maturity and poise promotes a change in perspective. This is how I see myself and is why I use a dragonfly as a symbol on my signature card. I explain in more detail in the article I wrote about it:
I Am a Glorious Dragonfly!
Celebrate Self | Discover Who You Are | Countdown to my 50th Birthday | Day 06
In 2020 I started working on building LYLT Expressions a one-woman creative arts company and in May of 2022 I also started a Publication here on Medium with the same name: https://medium.com/lylt-epxressions.
LYLT Expressions the company is a work in progress but, will offer a unique line of books and other stationery products. I am currently working on self-publishing a children’s book, a Self-Help book and creating personal journals. See the website for more information: @ LYLT Expressions.
My life is my own and I do not follow the crowd on purpose, I spend my time doing the things that I love while also doing the things that are necessary for everyday living. This why I started this article stating that: “there are many parts of me. I am more than just one thing”.
This understanding is me being myself and I end this article by reminding you that:
“It’s a GREAT Day to be YourSelf”, doing otherwise is just too stressful. Lorraine J.