The Story of judyJudith
(Written in the third person for objectivity)
Judith or judy? Judith is suave and sophisticated, judy is “down home” (Family & friends who know her well call her judy).
Your Guide to Decide: judy or Judith
(Starting, of course, with the suave and sophisticated)
Alas, her sophisticated side has taken a hit since retiring, after 30 years, from her private practice as a licensed Marriage, Family Therapist.
She’s still trying to figure out what to do with all the unbridled wisdom she’s accumulated. (First she has to figure out where she filed it.)
She credits part of her sophistication to Martin Rossman M.D. & David Bresler, Ph.D. and The Academy for Guided Imagery. As a senior faculty member she taught hundreds of healthcare professionals how to use Interactive Guided Imagery(sm) for health & wellness. Hopefully, all those clinicians are carrying on in sophisticated fashion just as she taught them
Holding tight onto whatever evidence remains that she was sophisticated, not to mention suave, she fondly fingers the certificates of appreciation she received by the National Fibromyalgia Association for being selected as one of 35 people in the United states in both 2006 & 2007 to be a “Leader Against Pain”.
Her down-home side is gloating that her suave and sophisticated side has been side-lined.
She loves anything creative (EXCEPT singing & dancing. Her vocal cords are connected to her 2 left feet). She collects “valuable stuff” to use in creative projects and spends a lot of time organizing (rather than using) the “valuable stuff”. She is versatile, able to quickly switch from one creative project to another without finishing (She calls it multi-tasking, others have referred to it as akin to attention deficit disorder).
Her diagnosis of fibromyalgia in 1996 wasn’t enough to garner sympathy so she developed heart arrhythmias. Since each is a “hidden” ailment she still doesn’t get the sympathy she wants. However, she is blessed that she’s been able to manage symptoms (sorta) and continue to be as suave & sophisticated as is possible with a chronic condition. Every day she reads her Baha’i prayers thanking God for what He has given her and most importantly, what He’s NOT given her.
Call her judyJudith if you can’t decide between suave & sophisticated or down-home.
(She’ll answer to which ever one is around.)
P.S. Both Judith and judy love four legged critters (she tolerates those with more than 4 legs but not too fond of those that slither without any legs). Both ADORE Freddie Parker Westerfield, her owner.