Based on my high school education, very early in my life I developed a passion for learning languages and travelling. I grew up during times before the Internet and i-Phones spoiled the subtle poetry of words and read my first book at the age of five--the stories of Wilhelm Busch. I worked as a medical secretary in different sectors of the health service in Germany and England for over thirty years. Like for many women of my generation, following dreams was more often than not possible due to financial and personal circumstances and prejudice against a gender, which still has no idea how to overcome fears to stand up in a world dominated by men. I am a grandmother of eight lovely… grandchildren from mothers of four different nations. I tell them stories about a world full of colors, and am grateful for their critiques, which I value very much. I am thankful to live in this world and time and, finally, take my dreams out of the cupboard to fulfill them.