Mom of 3 grown children (28, 26, 23); a Corrections Officer with a BA degree in Conservation Law Enforcement (he'd be a Game Warden today if he wasn't afraid of [most] animals), a Mechanical Engineer, and a professional Fine Artist. I am a collector and dealer of a variety of items including books and glass.
Let's suffice it to say I [was] a published writer and author of stuff you've never heard of, I was a proofreader and copywriter, and I wrote the tests at the end of chapters in science and reading textbooks.
I've been on disability since 2006, which is the time that this latest bout of depression (and the worst I've ever had) started. I went through a lot since 2006 ALONE and it has been awful. I'm so glad I found this forum.
I also sold books via Amazon.com and REALLY miss that~~it was the only "interest" that made me really happy. Unfortunately, at the time I had 4500 books in my basement. My little one bedroom apt. doesn't afford the same opportunity. <sigh>