Sharon Courson

Profile Updated: May 17, 2017
Residing In: Smyrna, GA USA
Spouse/Partner: divorced
Occupation: CEO and Executive Director of a nonprofit
Children: Tami - 7/5/1966 - 3/4/2012
grandchild - Hannah born 1998; photo added Nov 2015

With the passing of my daughter, I have custody of my grand-daughter. It's been an easier adjustment than I anticipated. Like riding a bike I guess, you don't forget how to parent. It helps that we have been bonded her whole life and that we like as well as love each other.

Yikes! We are now taking ACT's and looking at universities. Time flies!

I'm not ready to retire as I read that so many of you have done so. I love what I do and find it very fulfilling. Nonprofit work is in my blood. I joke that I discovered the benefits of fundraising through selling Girl Scout cookies. Then we sold them door to door and I lived in the country.

With my mother and brother resettled, I have just sold my large home. I have been surprised that downsizing is emotional and difficult. I'm still working through some boxes and making decisions that will ultimately be a good thing. I will miss my gardens, but will take up container gardening instead.

Since leaving Newark, I've lived in Toledo, Ft. Lauderdale, Fl, Savannah, Ga and now Smyrna, Ga which is near Atlanta.

I'm a breast cancer survivor and the aftermath of the treatment has taken it's toll on my body. Thanks to yoga and gardening I feel now better than I've felt in a long while. It took years for me to realize I'm much happier as a single person.

Life, though not without it's stresses, is full and rich.

School Story:

I loved to dance and tried to make every single dance. It was my main social outlet as my mom was single and working while I ran the household and took care of my brother and sister.

I enjoy reading your profiles. It's been good to catch up with y'all.

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Posted on: Apr 20, 2015 at 5:10 PM

A belated Happy Birthday, Linda. I wish for you all the joys and blessings of the year.

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