Welcome to my story. Like the quill pen, I am an antique. Also, like the quill pen, I am still quite useful. I have many blank pages to fill just as the journal does. I look forward to filling the blank pages. I am going to enjoy the journey. I hope anyone joining me enjoys it as well.
As a child of the ‘70’s, Donna Cochran opted for marriage and children after graduating high school instead of going to college. Being a wife and mother for 17 years kept her busy, and when she became a single mom after her divorce, she had to enter the work force full time, working in the accounting field. Then, in 2014, at the age of 58, she decided to take her life in a new direction. She enrolled at Kennesaw State University. She is scheduled to graduate in December 2018 with a Bachelor of Arts in English, a Minor in Business Law, and will be one class short of a Minor in Professional Writing. She is also planning to apply for the MAPW program at Kennesaw State with a concentration in fiction writing. Since age 10, she has dabbled in writing, but never pursued it seriously. She now wants to change that and take her life down a different path. She has ideas for three books she wants to write. Since she is also becoming a little more computer savvy, she wants to begin a blog or two.
Donna has two daughters, five grandchildren, and six grandpets. Her hobbies include reading, music and travel. Even though she has lived most of her life within 20 miles of her childhood home in Mableton, she spent three months in Charleston, SC, and another three months on Long Island, NY. But, it was the two years she lived outside of Boston that she enjoyed the most.
After a few life changes, Donna Cochran decided to make a major change in her life and career path. In 2016, she decided to attend Kennesaw State University as an undergraduate in English. She will graduate in May 2019 with a Bachelor of Arts in English along with double minors; Business Law and Professional Writing. She has also obtained an internship with Dr. Lara Smith-Sitton to research and write articles about non-traditional students at Kennesaw State university.
Donna is a divorced mother of two daughters and a grandmother of six, four girls and two boys. While most of her life was lived in Cobb, Douglas, and Paulding Counties, she did spend three months in Charleston, South Carolina as well as Long Island, New York. She also lived outside of Boston for two years. Most of her professional life was in the accounting field, but now hopes to change career paths and become an author.
While spending time with her family is her favorite past-time, Donna also enjoys reading, listening to music, and re-furbishing old furniture. She chose to use a quill pen as her header picture because like her, this pen is old-fashioned, and some consider out-of-date, but it is still relevant and viable.