(I hope you won't give too much weight to my one negative review; there are two sides to every story and the others are consistently positive. :)
I'm an author and TEDx speaker, traveling the country for speaking engagements. Published my first book in 2018 and wrote/published the second one during my first year of full-time travel, to speak my message in as many places as I could find in 2019...and it continues. As much ministry as mission, I follow Spirit's lead and put my journey in the hands of the Divine. I'm fun, funny, independent, sassy, smart, and (surprised?) humble as all get out.
My expertise is child development, the early years from birth to 7, and my career has been in the profession of early childhood care and education. I'm a nationally-known leader in my field, with colleagues and friends all over the country. Single, just turned 66, grew up in the Midwest (KC area) and have mostly lived there, in KS and MO (though I did once live in the Bangor, ME area for 3 years).
You can learn more about me on my website (lcarolscott.com) or my author page on Facebook (@dr.l.carolscott).
I know about kids, especially kids from birth to seven. I know about parenting, teacher development, and child care/early ed environments and approaches. I know about childhood trauma and Adverse Childhood Experiences and the recovery from them. I've also been a nonprofit CEO so know some stuff related to fund development, board relationships, and organizational development. Really, I'm an academic in a lot of ways...so, long on expertise and short on practical skills. LOL
That said, I know bits and pieces about some practical stuff: dog training, sewing and embroidery, medium-level computer skills and pretty good at creating PowerPoint slide decks that don't bore people to death, designing training for workshops and seminars, and cooking healthy food (I'm grain, dairy, and sugar free, and don't eat a lot of meat).
What I do, as a speaker and author, is offer what I call "developmental do-overs." If your relationships in adult life aren't full of trust, healthy inter-dependence (as opposed to co-dependence), the ability to get what you want without denying that to others, and other great skills for happy and fulfilling relationships, the origin of your concerns is in your first seven years, every time. I help people gather the resources they may have missed back then, for a better life now.
I travel with a 38 lb female Rat Terrier-mix, Journey, who loves people but is not great with other animals. I adopted her after I hit the road from St. Louis, from a shelter in Chattanooga. She's a senior, like me (about 11 years old, they thought), and seems to have had a rough life. Surrendered to the shelter by a homeless man who couldn't feed her any more, she had several health problems that took months to treat. She's in good health now and a good traveler who likes to walk and smell EVERYthing! She is ALWAYS on a leash and under my management, unless she has an empty fenced yard made available to her.
I've been on the road since January 8, 2019, and almost every place has been great! I've started friendships with several of my BW hosts and stayed in touch as I continued to travel. One host welcomed me back for a second stay, and we're becoming good friends -- caught a movie together, went out to eat a few times, and she invited me to join her and her daughter and son-in-law for New Year's Eve. For me, it's the people, not the places, that matter most.
I'm truly nomadic now, having sold my home before I left St. Louis. As I travel, I hope to discover where I want to live (not in the Midwest anymore, for sure)...or that I want to continue FT on the road. I lived in StL for only 10 years--went there to take a job--but grew up in the Kansas City area -- Overland Park, KS, to be precise. I'm currently focused on western Oregon as a possible place to settle.
Class B+ with a 10'6" overhead clearance. 24' in length and completely self-contained.
This is her second visit to our home. We enjoyed Journey her dog and her quiet self reliant style of living.
Carol’s visit was a joy. We communicated easily about her days schedule. Journey, her dog was quiet while waiting for her. I would like to invite them back.
Did not arrive on the day requested. After arriving, informed me she needed to use a generator, although my rules say no generators in two places. Shortly before arriving, asked to have someone meet her here, who of course I could not check any references on and have no idea what kind of person it was. That is quite distressing. I bent over backwards to be agreeable including getting a spot ready where she wouldn’t drag her low-to-the-ground vehicle. Showed a complete lack of gratitude.
Glad that stay could be extended and continued and developed a great friendship. The dogs had fun and learned to improve their bonding as well. Welcome back anytime. Hope it is soon. Travel safe and stay in good health. Enjoy the Journey.
Icarrolscott was a perfect guest and is welcome to return to 20 acre wood at any time.
Lcarolscott was a great guest - very quiet and kept busy working all day!😀. We enjoyed our evening get-togethers seapping stories and get to you each other. She and the pooch are welcome back any time!
Like names, like professional experiences, just liked having "Carol" stay with us we had her extend her stay. Her dog Journey had a great time too, even with our 2 dogs. Glad we were her introduction into Boondockers Welcome. She will be a welcomed guest where ever she decides to stay in the system. Quiet, respectful and we had a delightful time sharing stories. Come back any time.