My name is Suzanne.
I live in Orange County, California, and I’m between the ages of 35 and dead.
This blog, Twenty Four At Heart, has been awarded as a top humor blog. It’s also a highly ranked Baby Boomer blog.
A lot of people also consider it a photography blog.
Maybe I’m a funny, old, photographer?
I think, perhaps, it’s better not to define me.
I’m married. I have three kids. I rarely write about my family.
Eight years ago I was in a serious car accident and lost the use of my right arm. I’m right handed … so, bummer! The accident occurred when Asshole ran a stop sign and t-boned my car on the driver’s side, spinning the car a full 360 degrees on impact. I’ve gone through nine surgeries, and basically pure hell, since then. I now have about 20% use of my right arm. I had electrodes implanted in my arm and shoulder, a battery/charger to control them inside my abdomen, and I often refer to myself as The Bionic Woman. My bum arm frequently “pops off” my body. It’s excruciating. (The medical term for this is “shoulder subluxation.”) I am under the ongoing care of a pain management specialist (Dr. Painless), and a physical therapist (Paul Newman). They put my arm back on my body on a regular basis and help me live my life, as best as I can, with severe chronic pain.
I frequently mention Fred, my lovable service dog in-training. Fred is a Newfoundland. Newfoundlands are giant breed dogs. They have a lot of fur, they drool, and Fred is my constant companion.
If you want to know more about my accident, or resulting disability, you can read what I wrote on the two year anniversary of the accident by clicking here.
If you want to know where my life is now, eight years post-accident, you can read about it here.
As a result of the car accident, it took me over three years to hold a DSLR camera again. I am now one of the only “one-armed” photographers in the world. (In reality, I DO have two arms – but only one of them actually works the way an arm is supposed to!)
My passion for photography is a huge driving force in my life.
My photos have been featured and/or highlighted internationally by a lot of cool people (and places) (and media forums) over the last few years.
My photography can be found hanging in homes and offices around the world.
Hundreds of thousands of people “tune in” on social media to see my day to day shots.
Isn’t that the coolest thing ever?
I’ve also been thrilled to repeatedly be included on Thomas Hawk’s famed “Kick Ass Photographers” list.
Thomas Hawk is my all-time favorite photographer so you can imagine how excited that makes me!
My photos are available for sale via the Photography button in the navigation bar at the top of my blog.
I’m a Platinum Level member of Canon Professional Services. (CPS)
In a former life I was a manager at a Fortune 500 company. I’ve also worked in advertising and public relations.
I’m currently a full time (one-armed) photographer, and a part-time blogger.
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Please see my Contact Page or the sidebar of Twenty Four At Heart to find me on several social networks.
I can be contacted at: 24atHeart@gmail.com
Disclosure: Like many bloggers, I participate as an affiliate to some companies. Some links on Twenty Four At Heart may, therefore, benefit me in some way – at some point.
But not always.
It’s all very iffy stuff. I don’t decide what topics I’m going to blog about based on affilitate relationships. Nor do I ever endorse products I don’t believe in.
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