The universe is full of magical things patiently waiting for our wits to grow sharper.
– Eden Phillpotts
My name is victOria jOy O’cOnnOr and I live in Fountain Hills, Arizona with my loving, funny and supportive husband, John. I am an artist, author, Certified Healing Touch Practitioner, and a supporter of all things fun, beautiful, heart-felt and inspiring. Prior to retiring in 2004, I was in IT Development for 25 years. It is very exciting and fun to be able to use my knowledge and experience with computers to bring my art into the world.
The amazing Southwest is a wonderful place to explore and appreciate what Mother Nature can create with wind and rain and heat. Before I got sick I was an avid golfer, hiker, Jazzerciser and art-fair seeker. The severe fatigue, coughing and back aches that often come with Valley Fever have profoundly effected my life these past 4 years. And, unfortunately, continue to do so. I have been forced to practice “one day at a time” and pay attention to the blessings that come my way. And there have been many. I look forward to sharing them with you in my monthly posts.
I play the Native American flute, practice sobriety, and spend quality time with my girlfriends at Starbuck’s to help keep me honest and sane (relatively speaking, of course). I also love Chico’s, my iPad Isabel, being grateful, and the beauty and force of nature. I am grateful everyday for my beautiful family, friends and surroundings. Without them, I would not be here.
Loving life. Feeling grateful.