What would a good website be without an ‘About Me’ page? So here we go:
I’m a single woman as of this writing, in my 60’s…a blogger by profession, and I love what I do!
My life has taken a number of directions, positive and otherwise, but I think we can all relate to that. We all have a story to tell.
A loving, Christian upbringing gave me a strong foundation, and when I was smart enough to stay on that path I did well and made good decisions. When I strayed…well, not so much.
But God is good, and He is always faithful.
I have two beautiful sons who make me proud every day, with the best daughters-in-law a girl could ever ask for. The grandchildren? I had no idea what joy that would bring to my life until they came along.
I also have a stepson who is a talented guy, similar to his dad, my late husband, Randy. We stay in touch, see each other periodically, and I’m very proud of him.
My history includes two marriages, the second one to my soulmate and the love of my life, Randy. We had 20 years together before the Lord took him. That was 3 1/2 years ago at this writing, and I miss him every day. That will probably never change.
But, he livened up my life for 20 years, that’s for sure! I learned so much from him, and I think he gained a bit of insight from me, too.
We moved from Michigan to Florida in 2006, and I stayed there after he passed until January 2019. Michigan is where the family is and I had nothing to tie me to Florida except that I loved the area, a lot.
The business was flexible, I was blogging by then, so I moved back to be with the family. A tough decision in a way, but a no-brainer, too.
Through the years my careers have been administratively focused, with over 25 years in the banking industry.
My husband and I owned a residential building company and a log home company. Those were good times for us.
I’d dabbled with websites and had a bit of success with a home decorating site, but it was more of a hobby than anything. Interior decorating has been a part of my life as well as a business for about 25 years, so it was a natural thing for me to write about decorating.
I started a home staging business in SW Florida that flourished and provided a nice source of income as well as a creative outlet for me, and kept me occupied after my husband passed. It was a lifesaver for me.
My blog for women in midlife, Inspire My Style, has been such a learning experience for me! Lots of mistakes along the way, but I’m working hard to be a source of inspiration and motivation for others.
I decided to use this site, CandiRandolph.com, as the platform for all of my educational resources. Who knows? I might create some learning material for other bloggers, or more in the area of interior decorating (I wrote one little DIY home decor book about 10 years ago that is quite popular).
My local interior decorating business, Simply Designed, always gives me the opportunity to be creative and work with clients locally. Small projects are my specialty and clients love the fact that I’ll spend just an hour with them, helping them create a beautiful home.
So, I continue to blog, write, create online courses and products, and see where life is going to take me.
If you’re a coffee lover, be sure to stop by and visit The Coffee Files, my newest project! You’ll discover quite a bit about java, including how to make a great cup of coffee at home!
Writing about my experiences as I travel through midlife is my passion. I love to share what life has taught me, and if my knowledge helps someone else, I’ve succeeded in my goal.
I’m a blogger with a purpose. Every day is an adventure!
Eph. 3:5-6 Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge Him and He will make your paths straight.