Week 13 Kindness Investor: Sibyl W.
March 18, 2011 by kalafleur9
Where do you live?
Where were you born?
I was born in Asheville, NC
What’s the highest level of education you have completed?
Graduated high school and took some college courses (Business & Psychology)
Do you have a family?
I’m divorced, no children. But years ago I had a little sister through the Big Brothers/Big Sisters program. She’s now grown with two boys of her own. Her oldest is my godson.
How did you hear about the Year of Giving?
I believe it was a story I saw online, possibly MSN but not sure.
How long have you been unemployed?
I’ve been unemployed a little over two years, but part of that time I went home to NC to take care of my mother who was very ill.
I was working for an entertainment marketing company in LA when the recession hit and the company had to cut way back. We had very well-known clients but even the big guys had to cut spending.
Do you currently volunteer?
I currently volunteer at Saddle Up!, it’s a therapeutic horseback riding program designed for physically and mentally challenged children. I help out with three classes and love every minute of it.
Who have been your biggest influences?
My mother has been the biggest influence in life. She experienced some tough hardships but the only thing she was ever afraid of… was missing out on the fun with her family. Another is my brother. He is such a good person and received all the patience in the family.
What is your favorite food?
Chicken Fajitas, love, love, love. Oh, and biscuits and gravy. But not in the same meal. 🙂
What is the most meaningful gift you have ever received?
My mother had five brothers and they were all in the service at the time of World War II. My mother was a teenager at the time and they managed to bring her back an assortment of silver bangle bracelets. When I was a little girl I loved playing with them. Even though they were precious to her and she was afraid I would lose them, she gave them to me. (I still have them.)
Describe your ideal job:
Having my own business helping others find what they are passionate about doing and then helping them find a way to accomplish it.