Hello, I'm Darcy. If you have read any of my adventures, you know that I am a rather opinionated scientist at heart. That is now, but I started out with a less than idyllic childhood with parents I just couldn't identify with. My father was an alcoholic and my mother . . . well, let's just say she wasn't the strongest of people. Even as a child, I understood that I was different from them and wondered if I was really their kid.
Anyway, I finally escaped from that sad upbringing and found myself in college on a scholarship, where I discovered the beauty and rationality of science. Unfortunately, my personal life overshadowed the academics for awhile because I entered into a marriage that was doomed to failure. Before it ended, I suffered deep emotional trauma and made mistakes from which I could never recover. Quoting myself here, "Let's jump off that thought train before it gets any further down the track."
With a Masters in Biochemistry finally in hand, a reasoned approach to denial learned from my shrink, and a penchant for exercise, I landed a job with Shrinden Pharmaceuticals and soon advanced to a management position. While I was good at my job, the best thing about it might have been the travel, which afforded opportunities for short-lived romances that saved me from having to build long-term commitments.
If you're getting a picture of a smart but troubled woman, you have it about right for that phase of my life. Oh, I failed to mention an important aspect of myself. I'm a thin five feet ten with long thick blond hair and very blue eyes--a bit of a stereotype, and to say that men are attracted to me is an understatement.
In the next installment of my blog, I'll provide some context for my first adventure--a cruise around the Caribbean and Cape Horn, South America. That is where everything changed for me and for people I encountered along the way, who are now dearest to me.