Hi. I am a Midwestener by birth. Live within thirty miles of where I grew up. Have one brother who lives close. Two children; both married. One granddaughter and one unofficial grandson.
I own two sets of storage units and a Carry Out building and still work for my son at the Carry Out that he bought from me last year after my husband was killed in a small plane crash. We had four businesses at the time and I sold two to him, one to my daughter, and kept the other. I built a new smaller house on a lot next to the old house to make it easier to care for.
My parents both died in the past couple of years also. Life has changed dramatically. Even my friends are different. I came to this post in hopes of finding some peace with all that has happened. After researching different ways of life, I feel Buddhism is what I am looking for.