Thank you for stopping by. Let me introduce myself. My name is Donna Kupka and this is my brand new blog. I may fumble through this one! This is where I tell you who I am and what I am about and what in the world am I doing writing a blog.

I have a few hobbies. I love to make handcrafted jewelry. I love to write. I enjoy reading a good book and articles and spending time at home with my immediate family which would be my significant other Vic and our dog, Jason. Jason is a beautiful Red Irish Setter that hasn’t figured out that he is a dog yet. He is six years old and he seems very independent for a dog. We are hoping to add a new member of the family soon. A new Gordon Setter puppy, hopefully around December or January. Also, I use to play the guitar when I was younger from around age fifteen until twenty one. I ended up selling that beautiful guitar when I was twenty one, with the hopes that I would have another guitar soon. You know what happens. Life gets busy and here it is forty years later and I told Vic about missing my guitar. He had no idea because I never said anything about it before. On my birthday about three weeks ago, Vic gave me a new guitar. I was so excited, so happy. Now another hobby that I have is playing guitar. It has been so very long, but I guess it’s like riding a bike. You may be a little rusty at first but you never really forget. I have three children that are all grown and are out on there own, doing things they love to do and then there are the five grandchildren so far.

The articles on my blog that I will be writing about are about life in general, ideas, hopefully some helpful suggestions and yes I love to make jewelry so I will write about that.

I went back to college in 2016 and earned my paralegal Associate in Science Degree. In 2018 I landed a job in a law firm that specializes in family and criminal law. I worked there for a year. I loved that job. I lost that job this past December 27th. The attorney told me he was sorry, but he could no longer afford to keep me. I was devastated. Everything happens for a reason though. Chin up, I started to look for a new job and so far haven’t found one. With the Covid-19 outbreak jobs became very limited. I even had an interview that was cancelled because the attorney closed down the law firm due to Covid-19. Application after application went out. When I did get a response, they all seem to want someone with three to five years experience and most paid next to nothing So the question is, how do you get experience when nobody gives you a chance? Apparently one year with a law firm is not enough. Which brought me back to my hobby of making jewelry. My time has been so limited in the last three years due to school and working, I didn’t have time for a hobby.

I hadn’t planned it at all. I had given away so much of my jewelry supplies because they were taking up too much space and I wasn’t using them. I’m glad I saved some of them. One day when I didn’t have anything to do, I decided to make a new bracelet and pair of earrings for myself. I dug through some of my supplies and made a bracelet and pair of earrings for me and that was it. Once I put my hands on the tools and started working with the wire and beads, I was hooked again. Since I wasn’t working, I made some jewelry and opened a shop on Etsy. I’m still making things and adding them but the shop is open for business! I am hoping to write on my blog about once a week, time permitting. It would be nice to meet some other people on here that write. Maybe exchange ideas. Really, write about life in general. That is my story. I hope to communicate with others and I will be writing again soon. Feel free to comment on my posts as feedback is always a good thing most of the time, lol. Drop by and say hello.

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I am a jewelry artist that loves to design and make jewelry. I have enjoyed it for many years and recently opened an online shop on Etsy. On Etsy my shop is located at www.etsy.com/shop/gemstoneartsdesigns. It use to be just a hobby, now is a job that I love.

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