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Garolyn Bowen

Location: Jonesboro, GA US


I am a semi-retired senior lady and own and operate a kid's toy website. I work part time in marketing and I spend my spare time reading, watching old movies, attending community concerts and plays, shopping with girlfriends, volunteering and performing with a community orchestra in which I play Timpani/percussion.
I was born and raised in Chicago and most of my life I worked in the business world as an administrative assistant, although I interrupted this work for about ten years when I went into the health care field. My transition into the health care field led me to enter college around my mid-fifties when I entered a community college to earn my CNA (Certified Nursing Degree).
While there I also decided to go on and get an AA in Accounting. Then I enrolled in a Web Design Class for a year (never dreaming I would ever own and operate a website).
After 9/11 the company I worked for began to decline and after several layoff's I myself was laid off. Never having had time to begin a website while I was working I knew this was finally the time to do so.
As they say, "the rest is history". I decided to sell children's toys as I remembered learning at the website seminar we should sell something you loved because you would be spending a lot of time with it. Even though I have never had any children I have always loved kids toys (I love attending train and toy shows and looking at the toys our parents played with as well as the toys my brother and I had as children in the early fifties.)
A little over three years ago I went live with my first website, All I Can ImagineOwning a website and working part time means I have much less free time to spend with my friends but I have found working, designing, writing text etc., for my website is just the work I was cut out to do. I love detailed work and never (well, almost never) get bored with working with my website.