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I was born Vicki, but use Victoria, the name of my grandmother. My last name is a combination of my children's name (from first husband) and my maiden name (Ott). "Victoria Morris-Ott" says a lot about me -- slightly unconventional yet traditional, innovative yet honouring convention.

The first quarter of my life was spent learning and marked my early earning cycle. Flew from a small town in Washington State to Hollywood, California and Phoenix, Arizona to seek my fortune. ...
I was born Vicki, but use Victoria, the name of my grandmother. My last name is a combination of my children's name (from first husband) and my maiden name (Ott). "Victoria Morris-Ott" says a lot about me -- slightly unconventional yet traditional, innovative yet honouring convention.

The first quarter of my life was spent learning and marked my early earning cycle. Flew from a small town in Washington State to Hollywood, California and Phoenix, Arizona to seek my fortune. Eventually found fool's gold and followed him North to Cold Lake, Alberta. True treasure found in my two children born there.

The second quarter was nurturing those two miracles, and eventually three who came along with husband #2. Many a career path followed too: public relations, social worker, parole supervisor, employment counsellor. Earned my Master's degree when I turned 50.

The third quarter, the empty nest, ended up in China for 12 years. Teacher, traveler, friend to many confused young people -- our work took us all over northeast China, even to the Russian border, and later to the southernmost island of Hainan. Still a person of extremes, it seems. We saw China, Tibet, Bali, Indonesia, Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam, and points in between. And we learned and loved.

And now that fourth quarter back in Canada, a small town called Squamish -- a coffee stop between Vancouver and Whistler. Finding new friends and trying to find myself. Unpacking and categorizing memories, still struggling with my weight, trying to re-learn about love and compassion and forgiveness (yes, for myself too).

Change is needed. Change is sought. I would still rather sit at the computer than go for a walk. I would still rather 'do' than 'be'. Realizing that change at this stage is really throwing out the bad stuff so the good stuff has a chance to grow. One step at a time. One day at a time.

vmom (aka Victoria Morris-Ott Manuel)

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Member Since: 12/17/2011

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Drink water
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American born Canadian living in China ... and my Chinese sucks!


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�My friends, love is better than anger. Hope is better than fear. Optimism is better than despair. So let us be loving, hopeful and optimistic. And we'll change the world.� Jack Layton. (1950-2011)

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MAESTRAPLANK12
3/31/2015 8:28:41 AM

I love your beautiful pictures of yourself. The view of you from your grandchild's view.....priceless! i so appreciate your active participation on our team. I am still on Baby Watch.....Asher is six days over due. Blessings to you and your family! emoticon



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3/25/2015 7:16:18 AM

I'm looking forward to our SP friendship and being a part of your journey. Sending you support and hugs. Have a wonderful Wednesday!


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3/24/2015 5:38:41 PM

Loving that swirly pink and purple shirt. I sure would like one of those.

Tell me are the pictures on your page where you live, if so where?
It is so very my kind of place. :)



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