February 25, 2016
I am Penny Wight, owner and manager of Espresso Buono Garden Cafe in Lynnwood, Washington USA. I’ve been a music therapist, piano teacher, special education teacher and CEO-school principal. During my young, determined to be independent stage I survived short stints as camp counselor, secretary, barmaid, recreation specialist, in home health provider, cleaning lady, etc… Sometimes having multiple “titles” at once. Now, I’ve been an owner of and barista et al in my coffee shop and love it! Small (very small) Indie-business ownership on a no-loans budget is really hard work! However, my customers, employees, vendors, and my shop as a venue for involvement and support of the arts makes my small business well worth the effort.
On a personal note; I am now of “retirement” age and there is so much I still want to do in life!
I want to write, draw, and delve more seriously into photography. I want to continue efforts to create gardens worthy of an artist’s rendering. I want to discipline myself to stay in shape; from working mind and body via practicing my piano and guitars again to structured workouts designed recently for and with me by a fabulous personal trainer. I want to travel near and far, especially with my husband of nearly forty years, and try to interestingly share our adventures with others. I have two grown sons, my mom, a few very close and wonderful friends; each who are worthy in my opinion of several chapters in my imagined autobiography. Many overwhelmingly dear and missed folks in my life have passed away. The art, stories, personal impact and memorabilia I have from them also fill many chapters in this imagined autobiography. There are also many students, clients and colleagues I’ve worked with over the years who greatly impact my vision of the world and my place in it.
At least as importantly, I want to promote our local artists and inspire others to reach for their dreams throughout their lives as I have been inspired by others throughout my life.
Maybe now I’ll better use this site to record and share my progress toward my goals and inspire others to also share their dreams, talents and adventures here. Goodness! I better get started!