I am Elizabeth Bennett and I was born and raised in South Carolina. I grew up and lived there until my mid 30's when I moved to Los Angeles for four years. Recently, I returned to South Carolina due to the bad economy and to keep an eye on my elderly mother.
I was bullied for 27 years and that is why I am so passionate about this cause. Believe me, I know the damage this can do to a person which is why I call this Peer Abuse.
I never married or had children. Now Mr. Right could still come along, who knows. I have always focused on my career instead. Even though I like children, I do not think I could be a good mother.
I am a mother in a sense to my cat Popcat. He is an orange and white tabby cat and is a tad overweight. We are trying to cut down on his food intake as food to him is like a pacifer is to a baby. This cat is so much like a child and is quirky. For example, he tries to climb into the washing machine and dryer. Also, will take about five pieces of Pounce treats and line them up in a row. He has a lot of personality and I love him to bits.
I use to play the piano and cello as a child. However, I never felt I was any good at them. I love music though and enjoy most any that is out there. Except for country; I have never liked that style of music. Old school stuff is good.
My sense of humor is good. I enjoy sarcasm a lot. As long as it is not hurtful its good. The MTV character Daria that was popular in the late 1990's was hysterical. Some may see her as a smart aleck but I liked her. She just made me laugh. My friends say I can be funny. I usually make them laugh.
I am a bear collector and have been since 1974 when I got my first bear. It belonged to a lady who taught school with my mother and she did not want it anymore so she gave it to me. Now, I have probably over 100 stuffed bears along with bear clothes, jewelry, rugs, posters, figurines, pictures and other odds and ends. I also collect keychains and everywhere I go to visit, I generally purchase one. Oh and the requisite tee shirt too!
Traveling is great. I have been to countries such as Canada, Mexico, Germany, Switzerland, Austria, Israel and hope to visit more in my lifetime. I would love to go to Italy next. I love Italian food!
I never knew my paternal grandmother and that bothers me. I have been told we are very much alike.
I am a Christian but am tolerant of others beliefs and religions. I have friends from different backgrounds. They do not slam me for my beliefs nor do I slam them for theirs. We get along great that way. I am spiritual too. Plus, I love helping people. I cannot save the world but I can try to make it a better place.