Hello fellow word architects. I go by Seventh Solstise (change in the spelling), I am a retired Elementary School teacher, and was employed in that capacity for 21 years. I was formerly the Risk Manager of the City of Compton, performing loss prevention and employee rehabilitation referral and disability retirement services. I received my Bachelor of Arts from Chapman University, and later attended National University to obtain my California Teaching Credential and Master of Science Degree in Educational Leadership. I am the proud mother of three beautiful and talented daughters. I have worked as an Insurance Agent, College Counselor, and Grants Writer for the Compton Police Department and have enjoyed enormous experience working in this capacity. I am now retired and seeking to publish my writing and poetry. I am extremely excited about the Poetry Marathon and pray my hands and my mind hold up to the challenge.